This French biopic by Etienne Comar is about one chapter in the eventful life of Django Reinhardt. Born in Belgium, this French Sinti guitarist was one of the pioneers of European jazz and the founder of gipsy swing.
In 1943 Django was living in occupied Paris. The brilliant, care-free jazz guitarist was at the height of his fame, performing in the city's major venues. Meanwhile, his gypsy brothers were being increasingly persecuted throughout Europe. When the Nazis compelled him to go on tour in Germany, he had no other option but to flee.