Round Midnight Poster

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


Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)