Ballerina (1950 film)

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Directed by Ludwig Berger
Written byLudwig Berger
Produced by Louis Wipf
Starring Violette Verdy
Gabrielle Dorziat
Henri Guisol
Cinematography Robert Lefebvre
Edited by Jacques Poitrenaud
Music by Roger Désormière
Distributed byLux Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Release date
6 December 1950
Running time
95 minutes
Language French

Ballerina is a 1950 French drama film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Violette Verdy, Gabrielle Dorziat and Henri Guisol. [1] It was produced and distributed by the French branch of Lux Film. The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys. It was the final cinema film of the German director Berger, who moved into directing in television. It also known by the alternative title Dream Ballerina.



A young ballerina makes her on the stage of the theatre in her local French town, but is distracted and performs poorly. That night she dreams a series of various scenarios about a young male tearaway who has shown an interest in her. The following night she gives a perfect second performance.


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  1. Huckenpahler p.234