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Le Bal (1983)
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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 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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El baile  »

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Delightful change of pace
28 August 2004 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie 20 years ago, and it has stuck in my mind ever since. I have stumbled upon it several times since, and once even had a very poor copy video of it.

It traces the history of Europe/France/Paris through a dancehall and its patrons in the last century. There is no dialogue- only dancing and music and the personal interactions of the patrons. If it sounds strange and different, that may be because it is. A small group of actors and actresses play different roles in each era, and it is amazing how your feelings about them change with each era.

Trying to describe this movie after so many years only reminds me of how special it was.


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