The Mad Women's Ball

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    The Mad Women's Ball (Le Bal des Folles) tells the story of a young, radiant and passionate woman, Eugénie, living during the close of the 19th century. As a young woman, Eugénie discovers that she has the special power to hear the dead. After her family discovers her secret, she is taken to La Pitié Salpétrière Hospital without any way of escaping her fate. The hospital is a neurology clinic in Paris run by the famous professor and pioneer of neurology Dr. Charcot, where women diagnosed with hysteria, “craziness”, egomania, epilepsy and other types of mental or physical diseases are committed.  Her destiny becomes entwined with that of Geneviève, a nurse at the hospital whose life is passing her by. Their encounter will change both their futures as they will prepare for the annual “Bal des folles” organized by Dr. Charcot at the hospital.

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Country Availability

Worldwide

Directed By

Mélanie Laurent

Produced By

Alain Goldman, Axelle Boucaï

Written By

Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Deslandes

Cast

Mélanie Laurent, Lou de Laâge, Emmanuelle Bercot, Benjamin Voisin, Cédric Khan, Christophe Montenez, Lomane De Dietrich, Grégoire Bonnet

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Show Description

The Mad Women's Ball (Le Bal des Folles) tells the story of a young, radiant and passionate woman, Eugénie, living during the close of the 19th century. As a young woman, Eugénie discovers that she has the special power to hear the dead. After her family discovers her secret, she is taken to La Pitié Salpétrière Hospital without any way of escaping her fate. The hospital is a neurology clinic in Paris run by the famous professor and pioneer of neurology Dr. Charcot, where women diagnosed with hysteria, “craziness”, egomania, epilepsy and other types of mental or physical diseases are committed.  Her destiny becomes entwined with that of Geneviève, a nurse at the hospital whose life is passing her by. Their encounter will change both their futures as they will prepare for the annual “Bal des folles” organized by Dr. Charcot at the hospital.

Credits

Producers
Alain Goldman
Axelle Boucaï at Légende Films

Director
Mélanie Laurent

Writers
Mélanie Laurent
Christophe Deslandes

Cast
Mélanie Laurent
Lou de Laâge
Emmanuelle Bercot
Benjamin Voisin
Cédric Khan
Christophe Montenez
Lomane De Dietrich
Grégoire Bonnet

  • Credits

    Producers
    Alain Goldman
    Axelle Boucaï at Légende Films

    Director
    Mélanie Laurent

    Writers
    Mélanie Laurent
    Christophe Deslandes

    Cast
    Mélanie Laurent
    Lou de Laâge
    Emmanuelle Bercot
    Benjamin Voisin
    Cédric Khan
    Christophe Montenez
    Lomane De Dietrich
    Grégoire Bonnet