'Round Midnight [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

'Round Midnight [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Bertrand Tavernier Cast: Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
, Francois Cluzet
Francois Cluzet
, Gabrielle Haker
Gabrielle Haker
, Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Bertrand Tavernier
'Round Midnight [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

'Round Midnight [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Bertrand Tavernier Cast: Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
, Francois Cluzet
Francois Cluzet
, Gabrielle Haker
Gabrielle Haker
, Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Bertrand Tavernier

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Overview

A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young. Largely forgotten in his home country, Turner has moved to Paris in search of a more appreciative audience. He finds it in the form of Francis Borler (Francois Cluzet), a bebop aficionado who befriends the expatriate player. Borler soon becomes familiar with Turner's darker side, including his struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and depression. Fearing for the musician's life, the fan becomes his caretaker, an arrangement that leads to a brief improvement in Turner's health and fortunes but places great emotional strain upon them both. Director Bertrand Tavernier pays great attention to the visual and aural details of the jazz world, with outstanding musical supervision provided by Herbie Hancock. 'Round Midnight's greatest asset, however, is Gordon's Academy Award-nominated performance, informed by his own life experiences. His naturally fascinating presence combines with the film's obvious love of the music and its milieu to provide what many have hailed as one of the more authentic and affectionate presentations of the jazz world on the silver screen.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2022
UPC: 0715515271318
Original Release: 1986
Source: Criterion Collection
Language: English
Sales rank: 10,323

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dexter Gordon Dale Turner
Francois Cluzet Francis Borler
Gabrielle Haker Berangere
Sandra Reaves-Phillips Buttercup
Lonette McKee Darcey Leigh
Christine Pascal Sylvie
Herbie Hancock Eddie Wayne,Conductor,Composer
Bobby Hutcherson Ace
Pierre Trabaud Francis's Father
Frederique Meininger Francis's Mother
Liliane Rovere Mme. Queen
Hart Leroy Bibbs Hershell
Ged Marlon Beau
Benoit Regent Psychiatrist
Victoria Gabrielle Platt Chan
Arthur French Booker
John Berry Ben
Martin Scorsese Goodley
Philippe Noiret Redon
Alain Sarde Terzian
Eddy Mitchell A Drunk
Wayne Shorter Saxophonist
Cheikh Fall Percussionist
Cedar Walton Pianist
Charles Belonzi Actor
Marpessa Djian Actor
Patrick Massieu Actor
Jacques Poitrenaud Actor
Jimmy Slyde Actor
Pascale Vignal Actor
Arnaud Chevrier Actor
Guy Louret Actor
Philippe Moreau Actor
Luc Sarot Actor
Pascal Tedes Actor
Noel Simsolo Actor
Tony Williams Drums
Palle Mikkelborg Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Eric Le Lann Trumpet
Michel Perez Guitar
John C. McLaughlin Guitar
Mads Vinding Bass
Pierre Michelot Bass
Ron Carter Himself (Bass)
Billy Higgins Drums
Davout Studio Actor
Cheikh Tidiane Fall Percussion
John McLaughlin Guitar

Technical Credits
Amanda Mackey Johnson Casting
Bertrand Tavernier Director,Screenwriter
Irwin Winkler Producer
William Flageollet Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Desrois Sound/Sound Designer
David Rayfiel Screenwriter
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