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Cool Cats (2015)

The Jazz legends Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster on adventures in 1960s Copenhagen. Women, drugs and jazz music in full swing in a story from a bygone (jazz) era. There was both a geographic ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Klaus Albrectsen ... Himself
Frank Büchmann-Møller ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Susanne Knudsen ... Herself
Alex Riel ... Himself
Torben Ulrich ... Himself
Ben Webster ... Himself (archive footage)
Henrik Wolsgaard-Iversen ... Himself
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The Jazz legends Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster on adventures in 1960s Copenhagen. Women, drugs and jazz music in full swing in a story from a bygone (jazz) era. There was both a geographic and cultural ocean between New York's swinging cosmopolitan atmosphere and Copenhagen's introverted cosiness with crocuses in the garden and beer on the table in the 1960s. It is all the more strange that two of the jazz world's greatest saxophonists washed up on the Danish coast in the early 60s and over the next several years made Copenhagen their adopted home town. 'Cool Cats' is the story of how Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon found a human haven from the racial discrimination and drug problems of their home country. At the same time, the two saxophone magicians started a musical avalanche, which turned Copenhagen, and above all the legendary jazz club Montmartre, into a European capital of jazz. Through skilfully orchestrated archive material, which also includes Ben Webster's own home footage ...

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They left their country - and found a home.

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9 November 2015 (Denmark)  »

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Cool Cats in Copenhagen  »

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Cool Cats have won the following awards: Best Film, Dock Of The Bay Film Festival 2016 (San Sebastián). Grand Prize, Jecheon International Film Festival 2016 (South Korea) The Audience Award, Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival 2016. See more »

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