Discover above the first trailer of the film “Le Bal des folles” directed by and with Mélanie Laurent. Seven years after “Breathe” she is once again staging Lou de La age in the first French film Amazon Original which will be available on the platform on September 17th.
Le Bal des folles: the first French Amazon Original film
Expected on September 17 on Amazon Prime Video in France and around the world, The Bal des folles is the new film directed by and with Mélanie Laurent. After Breathe released in 2014, she once again stars Lou de Laage in this feature film adapted from the eponymous novel by Victoria Mas. The rest of the cast consists in particular of Emmanuelle Bercot and Benjamin Voisin. This is the very first French Amazon Original film.
The Bal des Folles tells the story of Eugénie (Lou de Laage), a luminous and passionate young girl at the end of the 19th century. Eugenie has a unique gift: she hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic of La Salpêtrière with no possibility of escaping her fate. This clinic, headed by the eminent professor Charcot, one of the pioneers of neurology and psychiatry, welcomes women diagnosed with hysterics, madness, epilepsy and all other types of physical and mental illnesses.
Eugenie’s path will then meet that of Geneviève (Mélanie Laurent), a nurse from the neurological unit whose life passes before her eyes without her really living it. Their meeting will change their destinies forever while they are preparing to attend the famous “Bal des folles” organized every year by Professor Charcot within the clinic.
A tormented first trailer
After Augustine Alice Winocour released in 2012, Mélanie Laurent in turn tackles Professor Charcot (here played by Grégoire Bonnet), and his relations with his patients at the Pitié Salpêtrière. The Bal des folles nevertheless seems more focused on his boarders than on the works of the famous professor as evidenced by the first trailer. Lou de La age promises to once again offer a live service, under the watchful eye of Mélanie Laurent.