Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers (a Wehrmacht general; an SS commander and his "assistant"; an Italian industrialist and ... See full summary »
The portraits of 30 women, each revolutionary in their own way. 30 women who wrote their own destinies and changed the world : an Apache warrior, a Hollywood star, a lighthouse keeper, a ... See full summary »
Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez lands in the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard. Vargas proposes a deal: the young boy will repair... See full summary »
Django Reinhardt's music still looms as the standard to be attained some 50 years after his death. The Gypsy guitarist who played with only two fingers of his left hand, was Europe's first ... See full summary »
An unshakable mine-clearing expert suddenly loses his footing when he learns that his father is not his father. Despite all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, he discreetly sets out to find his father.
Cécile de France,
Marc Guermont used to be a very much sought after horse stuntman in films. One day unfortunately, he had a bad fall from his mount during the shooting of a historical movie. And not only ... See full summary »
Cécile de France,
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Django Reinhardt was one of the most brilliant pioneers of European jazz and the father of Gypsy Swing. "Django" grippingly portrays one chapter in the musician's eventful life and is a poignant tale of survival. Constant danger, flight and the atrocities committed against his family could not make him stop playing.Written by
This is story of an exceptional artist stuck in Nazi-occupied France and the treatment of his community of gypsies in the form of an adventure to escape the country. The most enjoyable bits are those in which he plays music with his band in front of Nazi or french audiences, where his style and technique transpires exceptionally well and the people are lifted to a trance. However, the subject of the movie is grim and filmed in no special way. Django Reinhardt is caught between the between a rock and a hard place and though the tale is told like an adventure, one feels frustrated by the melancholy and the hardship. No more than he of course!
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