Film

Not worthy…

OUT NOW! French biopic about legendary gypsy swing king DJANGO doesn't quite hit the mark.

Django Reinhardt’s entrancing gypsy swing merited a far more memorable film than this year’s Berlinale opener Django. It’s a genuine disappointment, as the directorial debut from Etienne Comar – best known as the screenwriter behind 2010 Cannes Grand Prix winner Of Gods And Men – can’t capitalise on the fascinating life of a pioneering musician, settling instead for pedestrian biopic tropes at every turn. At least the production design and Reda Kateb’s solid performance as Reinhardt claw back some interest. Just.

Django / Directed by Etienne Comar (France, 2017), with Reda Kateb, Cécile De France. Starts Oct 26.

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