Django Overview

France, 1943. Jazz composer and guitarist Django Reinhardt is at the height of his glory. All of Paris is at his feet, including the occupying German army, who wish to see him go on a concert tour in Germany. However, Django is a Gypsy, a race deemed inferior by the Nazi regime. His mistress Louise De Klerk, who seems to have links to the Resistance, warns him of the danger of such a tour, not just for himself but for his mother and his pregnant wife, both of whom accompany him everywhere.

Django travels with them to Thonon-les-Bains, a small town on the shore of Lake Geneva, where he awaits instructions from the ferryman who will take them across to Switzerland. But as the days pass without news, Django’s family becomes impatient. With food supplies scarce, the musician agrees to play in a gambling den in the village, which doesn’t go unnoticed by the authorities.

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