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Dance Program (1937)

Un carnet de bal (original title)
Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.

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Thierry Raynal
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Fabien Coutissol
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Pierre Verdier, dit Jo
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Francois Patusset
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Marguerite Audié
Pierre Richard-Willm ...
Eric Irvin
Maurice Bénard ...
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Robert Lynen ...
Jacques Dambreval
Milly Mathis ...
Cécile Galtéry
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La maîtresse de Thierry
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Paul
Jeanne Fusier-Gir ...
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After the death of her husband, Christine realizes she has possibly wasted her life by marrying him instead of the man towards whom, in her youth, she had a stronger inclination. To overcome these dreary thoughts, she decides to find out about him and the other men who danced with her during a ball that was a turning point in her life, many years ago. She pays a visit to those forgotten acquaintances one after the other; Christine is not only surprised to see how they have fared, but also discovers the impact she had, unknowingly, on the feelings and the destiny of these persons. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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25 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Michael Caine has mentioned "Un Carnet De Bal' among his favorite movies. See more »

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Referenced in Un compositeur pour le cinéma: Maurice Jaubert (1985) See more »

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Valse Grise
Music by Maurice Jaubert
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Incomparable!
2 February 2017 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

J'adore Ce film! But "Christine"? Where did that come from? I've only ever known it as Un Carnet DE Bal, with Valse Gris permanently etched into my mind.

I saw it first around 1941 when I was 14, during the war, at the long lamented Academy cinema on London's Oxford Street. It turned up there periodically, along with La Femme Du Boulanger, Le Jour SE Leve, The Strange Case of David Gray (a renamed Vampyr), La Fin Du Jour, and some other prewar classics. Great stuff for a schoolboy! Previously I've had it on a censored Korean DVD (the Marseilles sequence had been removed) but now,happily,it's available complete as a gloriously restored Bluray. Gaumont,you have our huge thanks!

It's a magnificent film, a bit wordy perhaps here and there but they're good French words. It's a lasting achievement by a superb cast and crew at the top of their game.

And with great respect let's give thought to Harry Baur and Robert Lynen (Duvivier's Poil de Carotte), both murdered by the Nazis during the occupation.


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