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The Nutcracker follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning - Super 8, Babel) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane - The Lion King, The Producers) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend 'NC' (Charlie Rowe - The Golden Compass), comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life.
Soon though, Mary realises that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro - Transformers), and his devious mother (Frances De La Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue her friend and his kingdom.
This wonderful film also stars Richard E. Grant (Corpse Bride, Gosford Park) and includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aladdin, Evita).
Actors Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Richard E. Grant, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Shirley Henderson, Aaron Michael Drozin, Charlie Rowe, Peter Elliott, Daniel Peacock, Alan Cox, Hugh Sachs, Africa Nile & Jonathan Coyne Director Andrey Konchalovskiy Certificate PG Year 2010 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx)