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Django (2017)

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

Director:

Etienne Comar

Writers:

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 Mireté Gabriel Mireté ... Lévêque / La Plume
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)
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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 Berlinale

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Biography | Drama | Music | War

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | German | English | Romany

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Django - Ein Leben für die Musik See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,722, 7 January 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,692, 11 February 2018
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2.35 : 1
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All music played by the incredible Dutch Rosenberg Trio See more »

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Features Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941) See more »

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Exceptional artist caught in terribly cruel times
22 May 2017 | by momirza66See all my reviews

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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