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Le Bal (1983)
"Le bal" (original title)

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The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Étienne Guichard ...
Le jeune étudiant de province / Le jeune professeur
Régis Bouquet ...
Le patron de la salle / Le paysan
Francesco De Rosa ...
Toni, le jeune serveur
Arnault LeCarpentier ...
Le jeune typographe / L'étudiant
Liliane Delval ...
La fille aux cheveux longs / L'alcoolique (as Liliane Léotard)
Martine Chauvin ...
La jeune fleuriste / L'étudiante
Danielle Rochard ...
La livreuse d'une modiste
Nani Noël ...
La fille de joie / La jeune juive / La refugiée / La jeune qui peint ses basses
Aziz Arbia ...
Le jeune ouvrier
Marc Berman ...
L'aristo / Le planqué / Le collaborationiste
Geneviève Rey-Penchenat ...
L'aristo
Michel van Speybroeck ...
L'homme qui vient de loin / Jean Gabin
Rossana Di Lorenzo ...
La dame-pipi
Michel Toty ...
L'ouvrier spécialisé
Raymonde Heudeline ...
L'ouvrière
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The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (depending on the age). Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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History | Musical

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21 December 1983 (France)  »

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El baile  »

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Written by Pierre Delanoë and Gilbert Bécaud
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A movie you can't get bored with
18 January 1999 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

This movie without any verbal dialogue enchants you from the very first moment. About twenty people meet one night at a dance-party... As they begin to dance, they (and the audience with them) live through the modern history of their country. The music naturally plays the central role in this film. The film is grotesque, funny, and moving at the same time, full of nice quotations from the cultural history of the 20th century. Absolutely great performances from the actors (all of them are more than good, but I would give Marc Berman the loudest applause)- they surely had fun doing this movie. This is a film to be purchased on video and watched again and again, with reasonable intervals - you can't really get fed up with it.


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