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Paris Song (2018)

Based on a true story, a small-town Kazakh singer, Amre Kashaubayev, journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Along the way he befriends American songwriter George Gershwin, thus forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship.

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Jeff Vespa
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Credited cast:
Ben Aldridge ... George Gershwin
Tom J. Benedict ... Irving Berlin (as Toms Liepajnieks)
Philip Brodie ... Leonid Sobinov
Maksims Busels Maksims Busels ... Jean Weiner
Abbie Cornish ... Lee Abbott
Erkebulan Daiynov Erkebulan Daiynov ... Mustafa Shokay
Lelde Dreimane Lelde Dreimane ... Kiki de Montparnasse
Patrick J. Gorman ... Lauritz Melchior
Telman Guzhevsky ... Giovanni Martinelli
Christian Hillborg ... Felix Tashinsky
Candace Kita ... Tamaki Miyura
Rihards Lepers Rihards Lepers ... Stage Announcer
Sanjar Madi ... Amre Kashaubayev
Miha Rodman ... Anton Lebedev
Victoria Sokolova ... Veronica
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Based on a true story, a small-town Kazakh singer, Amre Kashaubayev, journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Along the way he befriends American songwriter George Gershwin, thus forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship.

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Paris Song won two awards at the Richmond International Film Festival in 2019: Best of Festival Award for Best Narrative and Best Actor. See more »

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21 April 2018 | by dtursunkulovSee all my reviews

This is perhaps the best movie filmed in Kazakhstan over the last decade. Historically, KZ had a fairly strong film making school, but somehow we lost this strength to shallow comedies with dominance of men dressed up as a women. This one is totally different. Story of the talented man with difficult fate which proves that "cream always finds its way up".


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Release Date:

5 April 2018 (Kazakhstan) See more »

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