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Let's Get Lost

Bruce Weber / US, 1989 / 120 min.

Fascinating portrait of jazz trumpetist Chet Baker, made by photographer Bruce Weber, paints a disturbing picture of a musician brought low by his drug addiction. The trumpet player’s appeal and many flaws captured in a noir documentary.

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Bruce Weber’s masterpiece about the cool jazz legend, shows how Chet Baker’s drug abuse would ultimately result in his death. The film was shot a mere four months before the latter’s deadly fall from an Amsterdam hotel window.

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Director

Bruce Weber

Production year

1989

Country

US

Original title

Let's Get Lost

Length

120 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

All That Jazz

All That Jazz: a scintillating programme on jazz and film featuring classics, live performances and a focus on exceptional avant-garde and activist filmmakers with a passion for jazz. From Miles Davis to Vincent de Boer, from Sun Ra to Ornette Coleman.

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