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

 -  Drama | Music  -  27 May 1981 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Trivia

Claude Lelouch:  [camera movement]  The camera circles the actor/actress. Also very long shots with a hand-held camera, following characters in the action. 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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Dad and Co.
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Boris Bergman
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My favorite movie of all time
16 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in Strasbourg, France in 1981 when this film first came out and saw it in a movie theater. It was a compelling film and spoken not only in French, but German, Russian and English, according to the character's language. I loved the story, the music (my favorite rendition of Bolero), the incredible dancing, the acting. I even acquired the soundtrack and a VHS of the movie after seeing it, even though I don't typically acquire copies of movies once I have seen them. This film is and will always be my favorite film of all time. I happened to be studying the subject of international human rights law in Strasbourg at the time, so it seemed fitting to see this movie about WWII and the humanitarian aspects of the finale of the film. Our world has become so interdependent that other directors should take note of this little-known film and its use of multiple languages to great effect.


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