French choreographer Maurice Béjart became a huge star in Europe for his brilliant, exciting, over-the-top ballets. His staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
is punctuated by Béjart’s narration of his own life story, and the original score is augmented with music by legendary French accordionist Yvette Horner. Filmed in 2000 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. 2 hrs, 1 DVD.