Life Dances On

Life Dances On
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Directed by Julien Duvivier
Produced by Jean-Pierre Frogerais
Written by Julien Duvivier

Henri Jeanson

Yves Mirande

Jean Sarment

Pierre Wolff

Bernard Zimmer
Starring Marie Bell

Françoise Rosay

Louis Jouvet
Music by Maurice Jaubert
Cinematography Philippe Agostini

Michel Kelber

Pierre Levent
Edited by André Versein

Productions Sigma
Distributed by Les Films Vog
Release date
9 September 1937
Running time
144 minutes
Country France
Language French

Life Dances On or Christine or Dance Program (French: Un carnet de bal) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay and Louis Jouvet.[1]

The film's art direction was by Jean Douarinou.

Plot [ edit ]

Twenty years after her debut ball, recently-widowed Christine tracks down her former dance partners to see how time has treated them. Her beaux have not fared well: one killed himself over Christine and his doting mother haunts his room in a perpetual state of denial. Promising lawyer and poet Pierre became a cynical nightclub owner and mob boss. An older composer took monastic vows and now teaches music to choirboys. The relatively fit and well-adjusted bachelor Eric has secluded himself on a mountain. Francois is a petit-bourgeois mayor marrying his henpecked maid in a small village. A former medical student is now a world-weary, drug-addicted wreck performing illegal abortions in the dockyard district. And optimistic card-trick-loving Fabien is a hair-dresser well-contented with his domestic life (though perhaps closeted) and frequenting the same old dance circuit.

Christine indulges in the melancholy of regret, remaining non-judgmental, but nevertheless disturbed by the profound effect she had on these men, their loss of innocence, and the ravages of time.

Cast [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Moeller p.33

Bibliography [ edit ]

  • Moeller, Felix. The Film Minister: Goebbels and the Cinema in the Third Reich. Axel Menges, 2000.

External links [ edit ]

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