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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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21 December 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El baile  »

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Awesome, history of 20th century France as the history of a dancing
17 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

J'ai été enchanté.

Ironically this film was nominated for the Oscar as the best foreign language film. It is not a foreign language film, it is a film without language, no spoken word. Everything that is worth to be told is told with music and dance. We see the history of the 20th century France as the history of a dancing. Times change and the dance changes with time. So the problems that people face change. Decay of the aristocracy, German occupation, youth revolution of 68, racial conflicts, everything can be seen on this dancing as well as the love, aspirations, despair, hatred.

The film is one of my personal best 25.


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