DjangoFrance | 2017 | 117min | Color | Drama
France in 1943 during the German occupation. Every night, guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt delights Parisian audiences with his witty, life-affirming “gypsy swing” music. The Nazi propaganda machine demand that he go on tour to Germany in order to counteract the influence of “negro music” from the USA. Django refuses.
One of his Parisian admirers helps him, his pregnant wife and his mother to hide out in a village close to the Swiss border; here he meets members of his large extended family who are also on the run. But when he tries to cross Lake Geneva into Switzerland with his wife and his mother, the Nazis are hot on his heels.
Etienne Comar portrays an unconventional artist and free spirit whose life is as improvised as his music. Faced with the question of whether or not to allow his art to be misused for political purposes, he has to make a decision of vital significance.
에티엔 코마는 프랑스 국립영화학교를 졸업하고 안제이 줄랍스키 감독의 <보리스 고두노프>와 모리스 피알라 감독의 <반 고흐>를 비롯한 작품들의 프로덕션 매니저로 경력을 시작했다. 이후 방돔 필름과 플레이타임에서 15편의 작품을 제작했고, 아치 필름으로 옮겨 보부아 감독의 <신과 인간>과 마이웬 감독의 <몽 루아>의 제작과 각본을 맡기도 했다.