Les Uns et les Autres (Bolero: Dance of Life)
Les Uns et les Autres (Bolero: Dance of Life) (1984)

Not to be confused with the Bo Derek atrocity of the same name, Claude Lelouch's film covers half a century. Lelouch concentrates on several generations of music lovers, all hailing from different nations and cultural backgrounds. Each… More

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Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Time Out

At one point the narrator berates history for lacking imagination; history, as revealed here, certainly lacks taste, and its imagination could be toned up, but there's no shortage of silly entertainment.

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Impossible to synopsize coherently, it doesn't so much tackle themes as lay them out for scrutiny and musical embellishment.

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Christopher Null

[A] disjointed, incoherent mess.

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Douglas Pratt

The songs, written by Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, are addictive in the best French pop manner. A few of the dance sequences are spectacular. Only when the scene shifts to a subplot not involving music does the movie get bogged down.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An important cinematic work which celebrates the human imagination as triumphant.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lelouch doesn't have a handle on his subject.

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