A must for fans of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, and Isabella Rossellini. This is a strong drama for fans of dance or heart-warming films and is possibly the best acting performances for all three. The dance scenes are excellent and are incorporated into the film seamlessly. Surprising performances by all: Baryshnikov is excellent to watch and listen to, and Hines and Rossellini are convincing as an interracial husband and wife struggling to survive in Russia. This movie also gives a dark glimpse into the life of those who are poverty stricken (lower classes and outcasts) in Russia as well as providing an idea of how well the rich and famous live. Remember, this film was made before the wall came down.