Le documentaire sur Jimmy Rosenberg est sorti sous le nom de "Jimmy Rosenberg - the Father, the Son & the Talent"
Jimmy Rosenberg - the Father, the Son & the Talent
Durée : 78´and 50´
Directeur : Jeroen Berkvens
Producteur : IdtV DOCS and Humanist Broadcasting Foundation
Distribution : NPB Sales
Pas de DVD prévu pour l'instant uniquement proposé pour une distribution en salle. Pas encore visible en France à ma connaissance
Le documentaire raconte l'histoire dramatique du guitariste manouche Jimmy Rosenberg. Il n'est pas basé sur son parcours musical mais retrace également la vie mouvementée et difficile du guitariste.
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Présentation complète en anglais :
The gypsy boy Jimmy Rosenberg was still in primary school when he caused a furore as the sure-fire successor of guitar legend Django Reinhardt. His virtuosity was unparalleled and a golden future lay ahead. When he was just 15, the sensitive teenager signed a million-dollar contract with Sony Classics in New York. When Jimmy's father disappeared behind bars for killing his son-in-law, the family lost its structure and Jimmy lost his way. Addicted to drugs, he squandered millions and fell out of touch with his children and their mothers. The director chose a special moment to pick up this incredible prodigy's painful history. Jimmy, now 26, is kicking the habit and spending a lot of time with his mother and two brothers on a remote farm in Brabant. He would seem to be picking up the pieces. After eight years, his father gets out of prison and can take care of his family again. Jimmy's talent is undiminished and he may even be able to start afresh. Jeroen Berkvens succeeds in depicting Jimmy and his relatives with an effective transparency that makes this documentary both touching and shocking. It's intimate and contemplative, at the same time an homage and a merciless family drama. The music is everywhere, and it's vibrant.
Directed by Jeroen Berkvens, who also created the highly acclaimed documentary ‘A Skin Too Few’ on singer-songwriter Nick Drake.