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Les Violons du Bal

  • Film

Time Out says

More personal memories of France under the German Occupation in World War II: the director Michel Drach (charmingly played by his son David) was, however, no Lucien Lacombe, ready to accommodate the conqueror, but a wide-eyed Jewish boy who, despite a spell in hiding with the family of a canny, treacherous peasant, was blessed with a handsome, wealthy mother and survived the war with his trusting nature still intact. Les Violons du Bal comprises episodes in Michel's escape to Switzerland, intercut with semi-humorous scenes of the still-trusting Drach (played as an adult by Trintignant) attempting to finance the film ('When are you shooting the sex scenes?' a fat, pin-headed producer enquires). Drach's earnest confusion about the sort of film he is making does not ultimately diminish these deeply-felt, nostalgic, and often affecting memories.
Written by JPy

Release Details

  • Duration:108 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michel Drach
  • Screenwriter:Michel Drach
  • Cast:
    • Michel Drach
    • Jean-Louis Trintignant
    • David Drach
    • Christian Rist
    • Nathalie Roussel
    • Marie-Josée Nat
    • Guido Alberti
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