|Release Date:||Sep 2010|
|Genres||Drama / Mystery / Thriller|
|Cast:||Natalie Portman(Nina Sayers), Mila Kunis(Lily), Vincent Cassel(Thomas Leroy), Barbara Hershey(Erica Sayers), Winona Ryder(Beth Macintyre), Benjamin Millepied(David), Ksenia Solo(Veronica), Kristina Anapau(Galina), Janet Montgomery(Madeline), Sebastian Stan(Andrew), Toby Hemingway(Tom), Sergio Torrado(Sergio), Mark Margolis(Mr. Fithian), Tina Sloan(Mrs. Fithian), Abraham Aronofsky(Mr. Stein), Charlotte Aronofsky(Mrs. Stein), Marcia Jean Kurtz(Georgina), Shaun O'Hagan(Sebastian), Christopher Gartin(Waiter Scott), Deborah Offner(Susie), Stanley Herman(Uncle Hank), Michelle Rodriguez Nouel(Physical Therapist), Kurt Froman(Understudy for Siegfried), Marty Krzywonos(Conductor), Leslie Lyles(Nurse), John Epperson(Jaded Piano Player), Arkadiy Figlin(Piano Player), Timothy Fain(Violin Player), Sarah Lane(Lady in the Lane), Liam Flaherty(Man in Stall), Patrick Heusinger(Rich Gent), Marina Stavitskaya(Ballet Mistress), Olga Kostritzky(Ballet Mistress), Christine Redpath(Ballet Mistress), Alexandra Damiani(Ballet Mistress), Rebecca Azenberg(Corps De Ballet), Laura Bowman(Corps De Ballet), Holly L. Fusco(Corps De Ballet), Abigail Mentzer(Corps De Ballet), Lillian di Piazza(Corps De Ballet), Megan Dickinson(Corps De Ballet), Jessy Hendrickson(Corps De Ballet), Genevičve Lebean(Corps De Ballet), Gina Artese(Corps De Ballet), Rachel Jambois(Corps De Ballet), Ryoko Sadoshima(Corps De Ballet), Kaia A. Tack(Corps De Ballet), Lauren Fadeley(Corps De Ballet), Sarah Hay(Corps De Ballet), Adrianna de Svastich(Corps De Ballet), Jamie Wolf(Corps De Ballet), Carrie Lee Riggins(Corps De Ballet), Johann BenĂŠt(Corps De Ballet), Rhona Fox(Socialite), Tim Lacatena(Ballet Dancer (uncredited)), Carmella Stolyar(Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)),|
Thomas Leroy, the artistic director of a New York City ballet company, is mounting Swan Lake as the company's next production. Many of the ballerinas in the company aspire for the lead, which would have previously gone to the company's former principle dancer Beth Macintyre before her forced retirement. No one wants the the role more than Nina Sayers, who lives to dance, so much so that she wants to be exactly like Beth in every aspect. Nina lives with her overbearing mother, Erica Sayers, a former ballerina who now lives vicariously through her daughter as she never made it as a ballerina herself. Nina is a technically proficient and hard working dancer who can easily capture the essence of the innocent white swan, but Thomas doesn't believe she has the dark passion required to portray the black swan. An unexpected move by Nina convinces Thomas that Nina may have what it takes, and he gives her the lead. Thomas will do anything to get that passion out of her. Nina feels that her new place in the company is threatened by Lily, a ballerina newly arrived into the company from San Francisco. Lily, who is looser in every aspect of her life than Nina, encompasses the essence of the black swan more so than Nina. But as Nina believes Lily is to her what she herself was to Beth, Nina, in doing whatever it takes to be perfect as both the white swan and the black swan, descends into madness.