Bolero: Dance of Life (1981)

The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and times, with their own theme scores that evolve as time passes. The main event in the film is the Second World War, which throws the stories of the four musical families together and mixes their fates. Although all characters are fictional, many of them are loosely based on historical musical icons (Édith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Herbert von Karajan, Glenn Miller, Rudolf Nureyev, etc.) The Boléro dance sequence at the end brings all the threads together.

  • Claude Lelouch
  • Claude Lelouch
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  • Release Date: 1981-05-27
  • Views: 156
  • Country: FR
  • Language: Français
  • Runtime: 184

James Caan

Jack Glenn / Jason Glenn

Geraldine Chaplin

Suzan / Sara Glenn

Sharon Stone

Girl with Glenn Senior (uncredited)

Fanny Ardant


Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Père Antoine

Jean-Claude Brialy

Le directeur du Lido

Robert Hossein

Simon Meyer / Robert Prat

Marthe Villalonga

La grand-mère d'Edith

Nicole Croisille

Nicole Croisille

Evelyne Bouix

Evelyne / Edith

Macha Méril

Magda Kremer

Nicole Garcia

Anne Meyer

Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Le représentant Croix Rouge (UNICEF)

Paul Préboist

Le grand-père d'Edith

Raymond Pellegrin

M. Raymond

Daniel Olbrychski

Karl Kremer

Manuel Gélin

Patrick Prat

Anne Caudry

La fille d'Eva
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