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Born to be Blue

Born to be Blue
  • 2015
  • Canada/UK
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Budreau
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie
  • UK release: 25 July 2016

Unconventional biopic of West Coast trumpet player Chet Baker (Hawke), mixing fact and fiction in a story where Baker is asked to play himself in a movie. Hawke has rarely been better, as the film captures the textures and torments of an artist's life. A cool, crucial indie.

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Born To Be Blue

25 Jul 20164 stars

Ethan Hawke puts in a powerful performance as celebrated jazz player Chet Baker in this free-form look at his life

From Whiplash to the Miles Ahead movie jazz has come back into vogue, so perhaps it's no surprise that Robert Budreau's Chet Baker biopic should arrive now. Born To Be Blue stars Ethan Hawke as Baker, the West Coast trumpet player who became as heralded…

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