Round Midnight

Dir: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker
126mins   1986   US, France   15   English | French   

Introduced by Robert Senior, Depot's Chair of Trustees

In the 1950s, Dale Turner, a gifted saxophonist with a drinking problem, leaves behind New York and his estranged family. He relocates to Paris, where he plays for a progressive, jazz-loving audience and ages quietly in peace.

Not intending to turn away from his vices, Dale nonetheless becomes the project of a French fan who tries to help him fight his alcoholism, inspiring both Dale and his music.

'[Features] a wonderfully detailed performance by a real jazz musician, Dexter Gordon' - Tim Pulleine, Guardian


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