DJANGO – Interview with Director Étienne Comar

Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty), is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Hereafter, Chinese Puzzle).  But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt — whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich — to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest.  Reda Kateb’s performance is simply impressive and will certainly please all fans of Django.  A spirited biopic that will keep audiences on their tapping toes.   FROM DJANGO WEBSITE

In our Interview with the Director Étienne Comar we discuss the influence the book's solo chapter on this time period.  We also talked about the wonderful performances from Reda's Django and all the incredible female performances.  And lastly we constrated on talking about the importance of "completing" Django's lost musical ode to his Gypsy roots and how Warren Ellis helped make it all possible.  Enjoy our chat with the filmmaker behind DJANGO!

DJANGO stars Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Beata Palya, and BimBam Merstein. The film is directed and written by Étienne Comar, adapted from Folles de Django by Alexis Salatko. Cinematography is by Christophe Beaucarne and Monica Coleman edits. Django Reinhardt's music is interpreted by The Rosenberg Trio – Warren Ellis.

The film is out in limited release across the country and expanding each weekend.  For more information please go to the film's WEBSITE.