In this moody drama, Gallic bebop buff Francis Borler (François Cluzet) befriends self-destructive jazz great Dale Turner (Dexter Gordon), an American expatriate who left seeking a more progressive audience. Addiction has taken its toll on the gifted saxophonist, but Borler's small acts of compassion spark a renewed -- if fleeting -- zest in the jaded performer, which is echoed in his music. Herbie Hancock's original score bagged an Oscar.
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- Bertrand Tavernier
- This movie is
- 1987 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1987 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score
- Best Actor nominee: Dexter Gordon
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Bertrand Tavernier; cast and director career highlights; cast/crew biographies; theatrical trailer.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it