Round Midnight Movie Review 1986

Information and Film Reviews for Round Midnight the Movie

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An aging, alcoholic black American jazz saxophonist comes to Paris in the late 1950s seeking an escape from his self-destructive existence. A devoted young French fan spurs him to one last burst of creative brilliance. A moody, heartfelt homage to such expatriate bebop musicians as Bud Powell and Lester Young. In English and French with English subtitles. Available in a Spanish-subtitled version.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 132 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Jazz & Blues, France, Period Piece: 1950s, Paris
Bertrand Tavernier, David Rayfiel
Dexter Gordon, Lonette McKee, Francois Cluzet, Martin Scorsese, Herbie Hancock, Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Bruno de Keyzer
Bertrand Tavernier


Oscars 1986: Orig. Score.

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