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Le Bal

Le Bal

A Feature film by Ettore Scola

Produced by Cinéproduction

Release in France : 21/12/1983


    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.

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (5)

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    Massfilm, Office National Commerce Industrie Cinéma (ONCIC)

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Giorgio Silvagni

    Author of original work :

    Jean-Claude Penchenat

    Foreign producers :

    Franco Committeri, Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina, Giorgio Silvagni

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Villeval

    Editor :

    Raimondo Crociani

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Assistant Director :

    Pascal Ralite

    Screenwriters :

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

    Director of Photography :

    Ricardo Aronovich

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Saint-Blancat

    Production Designer :

    Luciano Ricceri

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    No dialogue

    Coproducer countries :

    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 Film

    Best Director : Ettore Scola

    Best Original Music : Vladimir Cosma

    Best Cinematography : Ricardo Aronovich


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

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

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Best Original Score : Vladimir Cosma

    César Award for Best Director : Ettore Scola