Le Bal (film)
|Directed by||Ettore Scola|
|Produced by||Franco Committeri|
|Written by||Jean-Claude Penchenat
|Editing by||Raimondo Crociani|
|Running time||110 minutes|
Le bal (French pronunciation: [lə bal], meaning "The ball") is a 1983 Italian-Franco-Algerian film without dialogue directed by Ettore Scola that represents a fifty-year story of French society by way of a ballroom in France.
- Étienne Guichard as Le jeune étudiant de province / Le jeune professeur
- Régis Bouquet as Le patron de la salle / Le paysan
- Francesco De Rosa as Toni, le jeune serveur
- Arnault LeCarpentier as Le jeune typographe / L'étudiant
- Liliane Delval as La fille aux cheveux longs / L'alcoolique (as Liliane Léotard)
- Martine Chauvin as La jeune fleuriste / L'étudiante
- Danielle Rochard as La livreuse d'une modiste
- Nani Noël as La fille de joie / La jeune juive / La refugiée / La jeune qui peint ses basses
- Aziz Arbia as Le jeune ouvrier
- Marc Berman as L'aristo / Le planqué / Le collaborationiste
- Geneviève Rey-Penchenat as L'aristo
- Michel van Speybroeck as L'homme qui vient de loin / Jean Gabin
- Rossana Di Lorenzo as La dame-pipi
- Michel Toty as L'ouvrier spécialisé
- Raymonde Heudeline as L'ouvrière
- Jean-Claude Penchenat as La 'croix de feu'
The film won the 1984 César Award for Best Film ex-æquo (tie) with À nos amours. It also was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, representing Algeria (rather than France). At the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, Ettore Scola won the Silver Bear for Best Director.
- List of submissions to the 55th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Algerian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
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