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Bolero (1981)
"Les uns et les autres" (original title)

 -  Drama | Music  -  27 May 1981 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hossein ...
Simon Meyer / Robert Prat
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Anne Meyer
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Suzan / Sara Glenn
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Karl Kremer
Jorge Donn ...
Boris & Sergei Itovitch / Lead Dancer of Boléro
Rita Poelvoorde ...
Tatiana & Tania Itovitch
Macha Méril ...
Magda Kremer
Evelyne Bouix ...
Evelyne / Edith
Francis Huster ...
Francis
Raymond Pellegrin ...
M. Raymond
Paul Préboist ...
Le grand-père d'Edith
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Le directeur du Lido
Marthe Villalonga ...
La grand-mère d'Edith
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Véronique
Jacques Villeret ...
Jacques
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Trough fabulous Music this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany, France and the USA, from before World War II through the war and the Holocaust, to the 1980s. Their lives become intertwined through the historical circumstances, and the culmination is the presence of several, including a former Nazi pianist and a French Jewish Holocaust survivor at an anti-famine concert Written by Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>

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Claude Lelouch of "A Man and A Woman" fame, now presents a visual masterpiece of love, music and life . . .

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Francis Lai:  The composer appears as the blind accordion player. See more »

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(at around 1h 21 mins) The soldiers are playing cards on the train and the game they are playing changes between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

The grand majority of the opening credits are spoken by the narrator. The narrator stops after crediting the choreographer. Only the film's production company, title and the name Claude Lelouch appear in writing before the Bolero dance at the opening (when the writing is onscreen, the orchestra is warming up). Also, a quote by Willa Cather appears at the very beginning. See more »

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Edited into Les uns et les autres (1981) See more »

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Body and Soul Incorporated
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Boris Bergman
Performed by Francis Huster and Manuel Gélin
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23 years later I still remember this film.
3 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I may not remember everything, but this film has been on my mind since I saw it 23 years ago. I was in high school in a small town in Iowa. One of our band directors had a large collection of film on tape and laser disc. He would have movie parties for kids he taught. I showed an interest in film and he would screen some films I would have otherwise never have seen. I remember watching Bolero. (I do not think I knew it was known by any other name) I was in absolute awe of this film. The music, the story, the pacing - everything you couldn't get from popular American films.

I have avoided seeing it again in the intervening time because I did not want my more grown up sensibilities to have a different opinion of the film. After reading some of the comments here I can feel safe to view it again.


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