Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier, 1986)
Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier, 1986).
France. VOSEU. 133′.
VOSEU: original version subtitle in basque.
Paris, 1959. One night, an ailing jazz musician astonishes the clientele in the Blue Note club with the expressive sound of his saxophone. Outside the club, a man too poor to buy himself a drink listens with enthusiasm. Before long, both are brought together by a great friendship. Based on the true story of the pianist Bud Powell and the saxophonist Lester Young.