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is a 1986
film which tells the story of a tenor saxophone player in Paris
in the 1950s
who befriends a poor Frenchman
who idolizes the musician and tries to help him to get out of his life of alcohol abuse. It stars Dexter Gordon
, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Christine Pascal and Herbie Hancock
The movie was written by David Rayfiel and Bertrand Tavernier. It was directed by Tavernier.
It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dexter Gordon).