OPENS FRIDAY, JAN 5
This musical drama about the legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt focuses on a critical period in his short life. In the occupied Paris of 1943, Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. This brilliant and carefree king of ethereal swing plays to standing-room-only crowds, while his Roma brethren, the gypsies, are being persecuted throughout Europe. But Django must face the music, when the Nazi propaganda machine plans to send him on tour in Germany. French actor Reda Kateb inhabits the role with breezy authority, and the many concert sequences convey the art of this guitar hero. With Cécile de France. In French with English subtitles. Music: The Rosenberg Trio, Warren Ellis. Director: Ètienne Comar. (France 2017) 115 min.
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