Round Midnight

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Round Midnight ★★★ 1986 (R)

An aging, alcoholic black American jazz saxophonist comes to Paris in the late 1950s seeking an escape from his selfdestructive 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 Spanishsubtitled version. 132m/C VHS, DVD . FR Dexter Gordon, Lonette McKee, Francois Cluzet, Martin Scorsese, Herbie Hancock, Sandra Reaves-Phillips; D: Bertrand Tavernier; W: Bertrand Tavernier, David Rayfiel; C: Bruno de Keyzer. Oscars '86: Orig. Score.