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Django Reinhardt: Three-Fingered Lightning

Stéphane Grappelli · Jean Sablon · Boris Vian · André Hodeir
Jean-Louis Chautemps · David Reinhardt and many more…

Uniquely, Django Reinhardt fits several simultaneous archetypes. He is the streetwise kid turned celebrity. He is the miraculous surivor of an accident who went on to overcome his handicap. He is the illiterate who used musical notes as a universal language. He is the whimsical musician who defied every setback. Django was already a legend in his own lifetime, and this film tells of the life and times of a genius to whom death came too early. Yet another, final archetype. But above all it allows us to discover the dazzling talent of one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the twentieth century. Recorded in Paris and Île-de-France, 2010.

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Total running time
66 mins
Details running time
52 mins (Documentary), 14 mins (Bonus)
English, German, Japanese, Spanish
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
“Anouman” played by David Reinhardt (guitar solo); “Anouman” played by David Reinhardt (trio formation); “All love” composed by Babik Reinhardt , played by David Reinhardt (guitar solo), Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Gra pelli playing “J’attendrai” in BBC Studios, London.