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Le Bal des Folles debuts globally on Amazon Prime Video on Sept 17

June 22, 2021

Amazon Prime Video has announced that the French Amazon Original movie Le Bal des Folles (The Mad Women’s Ball) will launch on September 17th in the UK and in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Actor, director and writer Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds, Respire, La Rafle, Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas) directs and stars in the movie. The film was co-written by Christophe Deslandes.

Le Bal des Folles tells the story of a young, radiant and passionate woman, Eugénie, living at the end of the 19th century. As a young woman Eugénie discovers that she has the power to hear the dead. After her family discovers this 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, egomania, epilepsy, and other types of mental or physical diseases are admitted. Her destiny becomes entwined with Geneviève, a nurse at the hospital whose life is passing her by. Their encounter will change both their futures as they prepare for the annual ‘Bal des folles’ {The Mad Women’s Ball) organised by Dr. Charcot at the hospital.

The film also stars Lou de Laâge, Emmanuelle Bercot, Benjamin Voisin, Cédric Khan, Christophe Montenez, Lomane De Dietrich and Grégoire Bonnet. Based on the eponymous literary work by Victoria Mas and published by Editions Albin Michel, Le Bal des Folles is produced by Alain Goldman and coproduced by Axelle Boucaï at Légende Films.

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