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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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Django during WW2.
10 September 2018 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I found the DVD of this movie at my public library and watched it at home. A curious DVD presentation in that it has no menu, it just starts and runs for almost 2 hours, mostly French and German with English subtitles.

I am a musician but only became familiar with Django Reinhardt in the Woody Allen movie "Sweet and Low Down" which featured a fictional character, a guitarist, who would almost faint at the thought of even meeting Reinhardt, his idol. So this movie is a good look at who the guitarist really was.

Reda Kateb, a Belgian actor, is very good as Django Reinhardt. Even though he had been playing for quite a while the story here picks up in 1943 France during the German occupation. Django had a double whammy against him, being a Gypsy and being a Jazz musician, two things the Nazis were against and killed many for. But he managed to survive because of his musicianship.

Good movie of an interesting musician in a difficult time. he didn't live much longer, dying at age 43.


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