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Just Friends

A Feature film by Marc-Henri Wajnberg

Release in France : 02/02/1994

    Synopsis

    Antwerp, Belgium, 1959, Jack is a highly gifted saxophonist. Despite local renown, he has to work as a stevedore in order to survive. Jack dreams of sailing for New York, the mecca of jazz, in order to pit himself against his spiritual mentors, the great Black American jazz musicians.
    But the dream won't come true without money. Jack's group, the Bop Friends, perform gigs in pathetic tea rooms or play in a big band led by the conceited and well-off Mickey Bunner. Anita, the band's sexy and beautiful vocalist, is Bunner's wife. And Jack's lover. Jack glimpses the possibility of escaping Belgium thanks to a radio contest that offers a trip to New York as first prize. The world, however, keeps on turning as usual, with its full share of joy, craziness, shouting matches and tragedy...

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Foreign production companies :

    Praxino pictures, Wajnbrosse Productions

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (7)

    Director of Photography :

    Rémon Fromont

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Olivia Delhostal, Laura Gouadain

    Music Composers :

    Michel Herr, Archie Shepp

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Netherlands

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Belgium, Netherlands)

    Production year :

    1993

    French release :

    02/02/1994

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    81.357

    Visa issue date :

    27/10/1993

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR