• Round Midnight (2003)

Round Midnight

Release Date: February 2nd, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2001

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

In the 1950s, Dale Turner (Dexter Gordon), a gifted black saxophonist with a drinking problem, leaves behind New York and his estranged family and relocates to Paris. There he plays for a progressive, jazz-loving audience without being judged by his race, and ages quietly in peace. Not intending to turn away from his vices, Dale nonetheless becomes the project of a French fan (François Cluzet) who tries to help him fight his alcoholism, ultimately inspiring both Dale and his music.

Cast: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Christine Pascal, Herbie Hancock, Martin Scorsese

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Little Bear [fr]

Keywords: Inspiring, Rise, Bar, New York City, Fall, Emotional, Dark, Daughter, Friendship, 1950s, Transformation


Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Music (Original Score)