One of the most distinctive European films to play American screens in quite some time, LE BAL is set entirely in a French ballroom, spans half a century and contains not a word of dialog. The result is a fabulously photographed history of France through the music and dance of each
period--the 1936 Popular Front society, the German Occupation, the Liberation, the carefree 1950s, the rebellious atmosphere of May 1968, and the present day. The actors play an assortment of unrealistic characters throughout the decades, with their movements choreographed in a most exaggerated
fashion. Based on a play that was a smash success in France, LE BAL doesn't attempt to reprodu...