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Director: Christian Bonke & Andreas Koefoed
Running time: 84 mins Released: 18th January 2013
About Ballroom Dancer
A documentary that goes behind the scenes of fiercely competitive ballroom dancing. Slavik Kryklyvyy is a former world champion in Latin American dancing, taking the crown in 2000 with his then-lover Joanna Leunis. She went on to great success while Slavik's career seemed to stall. Now he is making a final comeback with Anna, his new dance partner and girlfriend who is ten years younger than him. Slavik loathes giving up the limelight as he loves attention and the adrenaline rush of competition. However, although only 34, dancing has taken its toll on his body and he loses his temper more and more often. From the white beaches of Bali to the snows of Moscow, the film follows Slavik as he tries to reclaim his title with Anna's help.