JUST FRIENDS

By Marc-Henri WAJNBERG

WAJNBROSSE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 1993

Antwert, 1959. Jack, a talented young saxophonist works on the dock to earn a living. But his thoughts are elsewere. He longs to go to New York, mecca of jazz, to meet his idols : the great African-American musicians.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de la Baule 2014
Jury Award
l’Union de la Critique Cinéma (UCC) 2014
Prix André Cavens
Oscars 2014
Selection
Festival de la Baule 2014
Best Actor
Meilleur film belge 2014
Prix de la Jeunesse
Festival de Montevideo 2014
First Movie
Festival du Film du Val d'Aoste 2014
Grand Prize
Festival de Gand 2014
Meilleur Film Belge
    • Year of production
    • 1993
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Musical
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marc-Henri WAJNBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexandre WAJNBERG, Marc-Henri WAJNBERG, Pierre STERCKX
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc-Henri WAJNBERG (WAJNBROSSE), Nicole MORA (PANIC)
    • Synopsis
    • Antwerp, 1959. JACK, a high-talented tenor saxophonist, is forced to work at the docks to
      earn a living. His dream is to go to New York, Mecca of jazz, to meet his idols, the great
      African-American musicians. To make his dream come true, he needs money.
      JACK’s band,the Bop Friends, plays in depressing tea rooms or in MICKEY BUNNER’s big band. ANDRE,
      JACK’s sculptor friend, whose avant-garde experiments earn him his neighbours wrath and
      the content of the academy, meets Lucy and sets out to conquer her. However, LUCY is crazy
      about JACK.
      JACK and LUCY fall in love, but JACK has only one thought, one wish, the
      same and unfulfilled: New York, its music scene, its legendary musicians. Where will he find
      the dollars he so desesperately needs?
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