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3.8
188 Ratings

'Round Midnight

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
France, United States, 1986
Drama

Synopsis

In ‘Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950’s New York jazz world.

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'Round Midnight Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Best Film (Pasinetti Award)

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Music, Original Score

1987 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

There are plenty of cases to make against Round Midnight: sentimentality, chauvinism, an unmistakable vagueness and softnessof conception around the edges. But it would be a pity to let these shortcomings allow one to overlook the fact that someone has finally made a fiction feature about jazz with love and respect for and some modicum of understanding about its subject.
January 01, 1987
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