Cinema: Dancing down the Steppes

WHITE NIGHTS Directed by Taylor Hackford

The cold war's back, and Hollywood's got it. Rambo muscles his way into Viet Nam and gets to win this time. Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger make every infidel bleed red, white and blue. And now, Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in a parable about a ballet star who eight years ago sought asylum in the West only to plunge into a refugee's nightmare: his plane crash-lands in Siberia, and he's back in the U.S.S.R. Once again, the good guys wear white, the bad guys red.

To be sure, defectors traditionally move west, and no one lately has made a compelling case for...

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