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by Robert Budreau


Born to be Blue is not a traditional biopic but a reimagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's life in the 60s. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with the African American female lead, Jane. Production is shelved when Chet's past comes back to haunt him and it appears he will never play music again but Jane challenges him to stay clean and mount a musical comeback against all odds.

international title: Born to Be Blue
original title: Born to Be Blue
country: Canada, United Kingdom
sales agent: K5 International Ltd
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Budreau
film run: 97'
release date: FR 11/01/2017
screenplay: Robert Budreau
cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen McHattie, Tony Nappo, Janet-Laine Green
cinematography by: Steve Cosens
film editing: David Freeman
art director: Joel Richardson
costumes designer: Anne Dixon
producer: Robert Budreau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas, Jake Seal
production: Black Hangar Studios, Creation Film and Television [GB], New Real Films [CA], Lumanity Productions [CA], Productivity Media [CA]
distributor: Kinovista
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