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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Nothing said,everything told
19 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

If someone would ask my top 10 movies,this one will be,without any doubt there.I wonder why is so difficult to get a DVD copy. Basically,this movie is about some 50 years of 20th century European history.Basically,because the movie is far more then this:is a declaration of love for cinema,is also a theatrum mundi,a world theater, in which human passions,the good and the bad ones,are its main characters. The big bet is that all this is told without saying a word.Rooted somehow in the music-hall,classical ballet and still movie,this masterpiece unfolds its beauty in dance,mimic,a peculiar semiotic intended more to suggest than to affirm. 2 hours of music and dance,without the slightest second of bore.It's delicate,funny,cerebral,interesting,diverting,remains in your mind and soul for ever.A must.


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