RENÉ is an apprentice storekeeper at the local supermarket. MR. MAURICE, the head storekeeper, took him out of an orphanage and has become the father RENÉ never had. RENÉ has a dream. He ...
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RENÉ is an apprentice storekeeper at the local supermarket. MR. MAURICE, the head storekeeper, took him out of an orphanage and has become the father RENÉ never had. RENÉ has a dream. He wants to be a great Blues guitarist, like his idol, a British guitarist of the 70s. The Blues seems the only thing on earth that gives him pleasure, except maybe for the smile on NATHALIE's face. She's the accountant. And Rene is in love with her. He can't find the words to express his feelings but he is convinced he can win her with his music, when he's ready. When MR. Maurice retires, Rene's world is turned upside down. His new boss bullies him, his guitar hero dies, he fails to win NATHALIE's heart. Only the Blues can pull him through. RENÉ takes on the appearance of his idol: his voice, his style and his mission. The sound of his guitar, his powerful raspy voice, his long silver hair and his Angel-like face make him a star for an imaginary audience. He's become SILVER HEAD the great guitarist. ... Written by
I cannot get the Blues guitar riffs of Bluesbreaker out of my head. The film preaches the blues and the passion for playing guitar in a way seldomly achieved in fictions on the silver screen. School of Rock remained very superficial, and the Blues Brothers's masterpiece was not about inspiration. People with music in their blood lead a different life than the rest of us. Bluesbreaker tells the story of a young kid who cannot focus on anything else than his guitar and fails in everything else, love, work, friendship, miserably, his failures fueling his inspiration for more Blues. At the same time he casts an aura of magnificent confidence and inspiration, which is the energy of his burning passion inside. This is where Robinson Stevenin's interpretation becomes pure magic. Served by excellent camera work, beautiful 35mm compositions of DOP turned director Brenguier, this tale of Blues stays with you after you have left the theater. Makes you want to put a John Lee Hooker or a Stevie Ray Vaughn CD in your car stereo and drive nowhere fast. Preach the Blues now!
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