"The ballet director (...) this time he focuses entirely on visuals, splendor, pomp and amusement. Everything slips and falls into place."
"Plegge's story (...) with its ingenuity, which proves itself in detail as well as in the composition of the large pictures."
"After all the crazy finesses that go through the piece, it slides out quietly at the end. Not without leaving behind the conviction that even a "nutcracker" can still surprise".
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