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Le Bal

Le Bal

A Feature film by Ettore Scola

Produced by Cinéproduction

Release in France : 21/12/1983

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Production and distribution (5)

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Massfilm, Office National Commerce Industrie Cinéma (ONCIC)

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1983: women arrive at a dance hall one at a time. Men enter and couples dance, their personalities on display. With the dancers changing characters, the film travels in time. In 1936, the Popular Front gives energy to the working class. In 1940, on the eve of the German occupation, a slumming rich couple get their comeuppance. In 1944, as Paris is liberated, a German officer and a collaborator are rebuffed while a Resistance fighter gets a hero's welcome. 1946: US soldiers bring silk stockings and jazz. In 1956, rock and roll pushes aside the samba; the cops bust an alien. 1968: student radicals take over the abandoned dance hall. In 1983, it's a disco. The night ends.

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Giorgio Silvagni

Author of original work :

Jean-Claude Penchenat

Foreign producers :

Franco Committeri, Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina, Giorgio Silvagni

Production Manager :

Pierre Saint-Blancat

Production Designer :

Luciano Ricceri

Assistant Director :

Pascal Ralite

Screenwriters :

Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, Jean-Claude Penchenat, Furio Scarpelli

Director of Photography :

Ricardo Aronovich

Editor :

Raimondo Crociani

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

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Feature film

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No dialogue

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Italy, France, Algeria

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Runtime :

1 h 52 min

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Posters (4)


Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1984

Academy Awards (United States, 1984)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)

Selection (4)

Best Cinematography : Ricardo Aronovich

Best Original Music : Vladimir Cosma

Best Director : Ettore Scola

Best Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)

Awards (3)

César Award for Best Director : Ettore Scola

César Award for Best Original Score : Vladimir Cosma

César Award for Best Film