Le Bal (film)

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Le Bal
Film poster
Directed by Ettore Scola
Produced by Franco Committeri
Written by Jean-Claude Penchenat
Ruggero Maccari
Furio Scarpelli
Ettore Scola
Starring Étienne Guichard
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Cinematography Ricardo Aronovich
Edited by Raimondo Crociani
Release dates
  • 21 December 1983 (1983-12-21)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Italy
Language No dialogue

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.



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).[1] At the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, Ettore Scola won the Silver Bear for Best Director.[2]

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  1. ^ "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 

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