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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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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Cinéproduction

Foreign production companies :

Massfilm, Office National Commerce Industrie Cinéma (ONCIC)

French distribution :

AMLF

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Synopsis

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

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Dance

Coproducer countries :

Italy, France, Algeria

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1983

French release :

21/12/1983

Runtime :

1 h 52 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

55879

Visa issue date :

23/12/1983

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

CinemaScope

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (4)

Director

Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1984

Academy Awards (United States, 1984)

Selection

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

Awards

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