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.

Directing:
  • Claude Lelouch

Writing:
  • Claude Lelouch

Stars:
Release Date: 1981-05-27
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: FR
  • Language: Français
  • Runtime: 184
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Girl with Glenn Senior (uncredited)
James Caan
James Caan
Jack Glenn / Jason Glenn
Féodor Atkine
Féodor Atkine
Alexis
Alexandra Stewart
Alexandra Ste...
Alexandra
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
Véronique
Macha Méril
Macha Méril
Magda Kremer
Richard Bohringer
Richard Bohri...
Richard
Geraldine Chaplin
Geraldine Cha...
Suzan / Sara Glenn
Ginette Garcin
Ginette Garci...
Ginette
Francis Huster
Francis Huste...
Francis
Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude B...
Le directeur du Lido
Paul Préboist
Paul Préboist
Le grand-père d'Edith
Robert Hossein
Robert Hossei...
Simon Meyer / Robert Prat
Nicole Garcia
Nicole Garcia
Anne Meyer
Daniel Olbrychski
Daniel Olbryc...
Karl Kremer
Evelyne Bouix
Evelyne Bouix
Evelyne / Edith
Raymond Pellegrin
Raymond Pelle...
M. Raymond
Marthe Villalonga
Marthe Villal...
La grand-mère d'Edith
Nicole Croisille
Nicole Croisi...
Nicole Croisille
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Jean-Pierre K...
Père Antoine
Geneviève Mnich
Geneviève Mni...
Jeanne
Eva Darlan
Eva Darlan
Eva
Manuel Gélin
Manuel Gélin
Patrick Prat
Candice Patou
Candice Patou
Candice
Christophe Bourseiller
Christophe Bo...
Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Jean-Pierre C...
Anne Caudry
Anne Caudry
La fille d'Eva
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Bernard-Pierr...
Le représentant Croix Rouge (UNICEF)
Charles Gérard
Charles Gérar...
Charlot
Jacques Villeret
Jacques Ville...
Jacques
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