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Le batteur du boléro (1992)

Keeping the rhythm for twenty or so minutes in Ravel's Boléro can be an arduous and excruciatingly tedious task for the orchestra's unsung hero: the drummer.

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Patrice Leconte

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Patrice Leconte
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Jacques Villeret ... Le batteur
Laurent Petitgirard Laurent Petitgirard ... Le chef d'orchestre
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To some, Ravel's Boléro is considered to be an exquisite piece of music, while on the other hand, to others, it is nothing more than an excruciatingly tedious musical ordeal. Nevertheless, has anyone ever spared a moment to contemplate on the arduous task of keeping the rhythm for twenty or so minutes the orchestra's unsung hero, the Boléro drummer, has to endure? Written by Nick Riganas

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France

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12 April 1995 (Spain) See more »

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Bolero See more »

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Zoulou Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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By making "Le Batteur Du Boléro" French director Patrice Leconte fulfilled one of his old dreams.
4 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

One of French cinema's leading directors Patrice Leconte has made films which have revealed hidden talent of leading French actors. For example:Jean Rochefort, Gérard Jugnot,Thierry Lhermitte etc. There are also some important actors namely Jacques Villeret who did not get a chance to work with him in his films. As Patrice Leconte always wanted to make a film with Jacques Villeret, he decided to cast Villeret in "Le batteur du Boléro". The fact that he would work with Jacques Villeret on a short film with limited public reach did not bother him at all. It is a simple film without any intellectual pretensions which seem to have become a hallmark of many French films. It is a film about music but no knowledge of music is required to understand this film. One needs to just relax and watch how music is played by other musicians. There are no dialogs in this film but a lot of reading of subtitles is in store for viewers. This is something inevitable as the reading of subtitles give a clear idea about the film.


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