This compelling biopic of jazz great Django Reinhardt offers a much-deserved spotlight role for French actor Reda Kateb.
"A handsomely made affair with one of the best scores imaginable"
"Played to perfection"
Director: Etienne Comar
Runtime: 117 min
GENRES:History, Music, Biography
Opening Film of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, Django is a powerful biopic focusing on the life of legendary Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty), is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Hereafter, Chinese Puzzle). But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt — whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich — to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest. Reda Kateb’s performance is simply impressive and will certainly please all fans of Django. A spirited biopic that will keep audiences on their tapping toes.