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'Round Midnight

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
France, United States, 1986


In ‘Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950’s New York jazz world.

'Round Midnight Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Best Film (Pasinetti Award)

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Music, Original Score

1987 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1986 | Nominee: Top Ten Films

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