After taking an emergency landing in Siberia, Soviet ballet dancer Nikolai Rodchenko (world renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sex and the City) is detained by authorities and branded a defector. Returning to Leningrad he is reunited with former love, aging prima ballerina Galina Ivanova (Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren, The Queen) and meets a dynamic American dancer named Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines,Running Scared). Having defected to the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War Raymond has since become disenchanted with the current regime and seeks change. Together, the formidable dance duo plots an escape to the American consulate and hopefully freedom.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Against All Odds, RAY) and featuring the Academy Award® winning song ‘Say You Say Me’ by Lionel Richie, White Nights explores an era of international political intrigue and features electrifying performances from two of the most respected dancers in show business history.
- Audio commentary with Director Taylor Hackford
- Gregory Hines
- Helen Mirren
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
- Taylor Hackford