This month, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand presents Django, a compelling biopic about an artist floating through awful times, living for his music.
The year is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Paris and Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. The brilliant and carefree jazz guitarist, king of ethereal swing, plays to standing-room-only crowds in the capital's greatest venues. Meanwhile his gypsy brethren are being persecuted throughout Europe. His life takes a turn for the worse when the Nazi propaganda machine wants to send him on tour in Germany.
"Django expresses, via the language of film genre, not what Reinhardt's life was but what it might have felt like." - Village Voice
"The movie does maintain a sense of Reinhardt's persona along with his incredible musical abilities, especially in a trio of concert scenes that highlight each act." - Hollywood Reporter
Directed by: Etienne Comar (France, 2017)
With: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya
Genre: Drama, biopic, muscial
Running time : 117 min
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