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Probably no one in the public listening to the orchestra's rendition of Ravel's Bolero notices him but the drummer is a regular hero. For, although his mind is assailed by loads of unsettling thoughts and worries, he tries to keep the rhythm at any cost. He knows all too well that he falls out of time only once all the magic of the piece will vanish. Will the drummer hold on till the end...? Written by Guy Bellinger

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By making "Le Batteur Du Boléro" French director Patrice Leconte fulfilled one of his old dreams.
4 February 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

One of French cinema's leading directors Patrice Leconte has made films which have revealed hidden talent of leading French actors. For example:Jean Rochefort, Gérard Jugnot,Thierry Lhermitte etc. There are also some important actors namely Jacques Villeret who did not get a chance to work with him in his films. As Patrice Leconte always wanted to make a film with Jacques Villeret, he decided to cast Villeret in "Le batteur du Boléro". The fact that he would work with Jacques Villeret on a short film with limited public reach did not bother him at all. It is a simple film without any intellectual pretensions which seem to have become a hallmark of many French films. It is a film about music but no knowledge of music is required to understand this film. One needs to just relax and watch how music is played by other musicians. There are no dialogs in this film but a lot of reading of subtitles is in store for viewers. This is something inevitable as the reading of subtitles give a clear idea about the film.


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