The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.


Etienne Comar


Etienne Comar (screenplay), Alexis Salatko (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reda Kateb ... Django Reinhardt
Cécile de France ... Louise de Klerk (as Cécile De France)
Bea Palya Bea Palya ... Naguine Reinhardt (as Beata Palya)
Bimbam Merstein Bimbam Merstein ... Negros Reinhardt
Gabriel Mirété Gabriel Mirété ... Lévêque / La Plume (as Gabriel Mireté)
Johnny Montreuil Johnny Montreuil ... Joseph Reinhardt / Nin-Nin
Vincent Frade Vincent Frade ... Fouad / Tam Tam
Raphaël Dever Raphaël Dever ... Vola
Patrick Mille ... Charles Delaunay
Xavier Beauvois ... Médecin STO
Esther Comar Esther Comar ... Stella, l'assistante Hot-Club
Jan Henrik Stahlberg Jan Henrik Stahlberg ... Doctor Jazz
Hugues Jourdain Hugues Jourdain ... Rossignol
Hono Winterstein Hono Winterstein ... Toto Hoffman
Etienne Timbo Mehrstein Etienne Timbo Mehrstein ... Timbo Hoffman (as Etienne Mehrstein)


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 Berlinale

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Not his entire life story...but very good.
25 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film covers mostly 1943 as well as a bit in May, 1945 at the end. So, obviously this film is not Django Reinhardt's entire life story. It's a shame but I can certainly understand why they chose this path. If you want to know more about the man, check Wikipedia and go from there.

The film picks up in the middle of WWII. Django is a big star in Paris and is even loved by the occupying Nazis. What makes this so unusual is that he was one of the Romani (aka Gypseys) and they were hated and persecuted by the Reich. Additionally, he played swing...a style music associated with black Americans...a group also despised by the German government. Problems develop when the Nazis insist he do a tour of Germany and Django is worried he'll never return. So, they decide to make a run for it. The movie is all about this period of time.

The film is something I really appreciated because tons of films have been done about the Jewish Holocaust. These are excellent films but the Romani were also gassed in large numbers and I can't think of a single film that covers it other than this one. It makes for a sad viewing experience...but also a masterfully crafted one well worth your time.

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Release Date:

8 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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$11,722, 7 January 2018

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