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“A glimpse of history wrapped up in a world of glamourous jazz clubs.” - The Movie Isle
Based on a true story, Paris Song tells the story of small-town singer Amre Kashaubayev’s journey from Kazakhstan to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Unknown to most of the world, this shy performer with a remarkable talent steals the show every time he sets foot on the stage. Amre forms a beautiful and unlikely friendships with American Jewish songwriters George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and is embraced by the high-culture Paris elite. This story of a Kazakh folk hero illuminates what it means to be an outsider and to struggle against a repressive regime, and is proof that determination and talent can overcome adversity.
USA, Latvia, Kazakhstan
90 mins Mins
English, Kazakh (English subtitles)
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