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Bolero (1981)

Les uns et les autres (original title)
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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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
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Tatiana & Tania Itovitch
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Magda Kremer
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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 »

Goofs

(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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Referenced in Hasta mañana (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Body and Soul Incorporated
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Boris Bergman
Performed by Francis Huster and Manuel Gélin
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A film to cry with.
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a professional musician. This film, in VHS, was presented to me by friends after my comments on the music I listened to on a cassette tape. I do not know how they did it as we were living in Southern Mexico at the time. I thank them profusely. All the music and, that dance at the end, is just simply outstanding. I do not know how any music lover could ever lessen a 10+ rating. I hope to find it on DVD someday. My two VHS tapes are good but what a blast it would be on DVD. The cast includes some great actors who seem to actually perform their musical parts. I get emotional with the story line, particularly the return of James Cahn to his Sarah. I recommend this to all.


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