8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

Django (2018 Feature Film)

Étienne COMAR | France | 2017 | color | DCP | 117′ | French, German, English, Romany | d.s.

MUSIC CALLS_Nazi Germany not only persecuted the Jews, but also the Roma during the Second World War. In this wartime drama, it initially seems as if jazz legend Django Reinhardt will be able to continue his artistic career in Paris. Until, that is, he threatens to become a pawn in a dirty political game. He goes on the run, but will that save him? 

The Second World War is briefly kept at bay during jazz legend and Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt’s energetic concerts. However, the realization that Nazi Germany has occupied Paris in 1943 is growing. Reinhardt initially clings to his carefree artistic life, but soon has to face the facts: his Roma peers are being persecuted. As Reinhardt’s ‘negro music’ is increasingly constrained by the Germans and the occupiers subsequently force him to tour Germany, he makes a drastic decision. Together with his pregnant wife and aging mother, he joins a group of Roma refugees in a Swiss border village. But even there they are found by the enemy.

Although Django is more a wartime drama than a biography, Django Reinhardt’s extremely virtuoso music plays a major role. In various scenes, ample time is taken for the characteristic, catchy, often deeply moving songs that underline the human drama even further. 

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 13:00

Duration: 1:10

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 14:45

Duration: 1:10

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 20:45

Duration: 1:10

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Étienne COMAR

Camera

Christophe Beaucarne

Cast

Reda Kateb
Cécile de France
Beata Palya
Bim Bam Merstein
Gabriel Mirété
Vincent Frade
Johnny Montreuil

Country

France

Editor

Étienne Comar

Language

French
German
English
Romany

Length

117′

Music

Django Reinhardt (performed by The Rosenberg Trio)
Warren Ellis

Producer

Olivier Delbosc
Marc Missonnier
Étienne Comar

Production Company

Fidélité Films

Production Design

Olivier Radot

Sales

Pathé International

Scenario

Étienne Comar
based on the novel Folles de Django by Alexis Salatko

Sound Design

Cyril Moisson
Vincent Guillon
Stéphane Thiebaut

Year of Production

2017
Étienne COMAR

Étienne COMAR (1965, France) has been a renowned film producer and scriptwriter for many years. His directorial debut Django was the opening film at the Berlin film festival in 2017.

 

Filmography

Django (2017)