Very nice, but nothing more, says Brendan Kiley:
In 2000, an American lady named Anne Bass stood outdoors at an ancient Cambodian temple, watching some Khmer children perform a folk dance. One of the boy children caught her attention—became her obsession, really—with the elegance and expressiveness of his dancing. She decided to get him out of Cambodia and into New York's School of American Ballet (where Peter Boal, now head of Pacific Northwest Ballet, was a faculty member). But there were problems. Sokvannara "Sy" Sar was already 17, too old to begin training. Plus, he'd never even seen ballet, much less studied it. "This was impossible," Boal says in an interview for the film. "Already the cards were stacked against him... I would've said it's a one in a thousand chance that this could work."
But, because this is a movie titled Dancing Across Borders, you already know how this ends: Sy was the one.
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