-It is the history of a ball. A grand ball. Each summer, more than two thousand people tributary of the whole of Europe in a corner of French countryside. For 7 days and 8 nights, they ...
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Odette (8) she likes to dance and draw. Why distrust of a friend of his parents who offers her to "play to chatouilles"? Once she become adult, Odette releases she was exploited, and plunges body and soul in her career as a dancer.
In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne is the young widow of police chief Santi, a local hero. When she realizes her husband was not exactly the model of virtue so idolized by ... See full summary »
Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here - longing for love. He doesn't know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
-Sofia, 20 years, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she is found in the illegality giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital leaves her 24h to... See full summary »
NIne years ago, Amin came from Senegal to work in France, leaving his wife Aisha and their three children behind. In France, there is nothing but work for him, no friends but the people he lives with at his workers' home.
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their ... See full summary »
-It is the history of a ball. A grand ball. Each summer, more than two thousand people tributary of the whole of Europe in a corner of French countryside. For 7 days and 8 nights, they dance again and again, lose the concept of time, braving their toil and their body. It rotates, laugh, it spin round, it cries, it sings. And the life pulse.Written by
Hugo Van Herpe
Having been to one single traditional ball, too many milongas and not enough folk concerts, I was eager to see this documentary on le grand bal de l'Europe. It succeeds in showing there is another world in ours. Warning: if you have any affinity whatsoever to folk music and dance, this will make you want to go to Gennetinnes!
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