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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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Ettore Scola

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Jean-Claude Penchenat (scenario), Ruggero Maccari (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Étienne Guichard Étienne Guichard ... Le jeune étudiant de province / Le jeune professeur
Régis Bouquet Régis Bouquet ... Le patron de la salle / Le paysan
Francesco De Rosa Francesco De Rosa ... Toni, le jeune serveur
Arnault LeCarpentier Arnault LeCarpentier ... Le jeune typographe / L'étudiant
Liliane Delval Liliane Delval ... La fille aux cheveux longs / L'alcoolique
Martine Chauvin Martine Chauvin ... La jeune fleuriste / L'étudiante
Danielle Rochard Danielle Rochard ... La livreuse d'une modiste
Nani Noël Nani Noël ... La fille de joie / La jeune juive / La refugiée / La jeune qui peint ses basses
Aziz Arbia Aziz Arbia ... Le jeune ouvrier
Marc Berman Marc Berman ... L'aristo / Le planqué / Le collaborationiste
Geneviève Rey-Penchenat Geneviève Rey-Penchenat ... L'aristo
Michel van Speybroeck Michel van Speybroeck ... L'homme qui vient de loin / Jean Gabin
Rossana Di Lorenzo Rossana Di Lorenzo ... La dame-pipi
Michel Toty Michel Toty ... L'ouvrier spécialisé
Raymonde Heudeline 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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Country:

France | Italy | Algeria

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Release Date:

17 February 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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The most international film
14 December 2007 | by romano444See all my reviews

This film it is only with music, no words and tens of characters. The same artist makes 3,4,5 roles. Each time I see this movie, I cry and laugh, I get convinced that Scola is a genius. A brilliant script, a conception very original, and many surprises in most of the scenes. I highlighted Marc Berman, Nani Noël, the Penchenat and Anita Pichiarini. What Ettore Scola made with this film should be repeated with all mankind. It is the world united by ball dance, popular music and not with words. What count are the ideas. Here in Brasil, the DVD of "Le Bal" still sells very well and is one of the most expensives. I wish that "Thêàtre du Campagnol" ever and ever have a success. Congratulations to all technicians for this magnificent spectacle.


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