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‘Black Swan’ not Aronofsky’s ‘trippiest movie’ per Vincent Cassel

HollywoodNews.com: As audiences bite their fingernails for the screening of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the film’s leading man Vincent Cassel let go about his role as a ballet teacher to Natalie Portman.

In an interview with Movieline, the actor claims that “Black Swan” isn’t the trippiest film yet from Aronofsky who is known for his offbeat fare such as “Requiem for a Dream.”

“I think the story is much easier to follow than in ‘Pi’ — which I love, by the way,” says Cassel, “I think his trippiest movie might be ‘The Fountain,’ but I think this movie is very accessible.

“It’s more in the early Cronenberg, early Polanski kind of mood, like The Tenant. It’s a thriller, and it’s going to be scary. I haven’t seen it totally completed, but from what I’ve seen, I think you’ll be very surprised. It might be even bigger than people think. It’s a horror movie, in a way.”

Cassel added that the film could have the potential to play beyond arthouse cinemas.

Fox Searchlight press notes divulge the following plot line about “Black Swan” which bows December 1 at the domestic B.O.:

Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


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