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still from Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US 2014)

Whiplash

Damien Chazelle / US, 2014 / 107 min.

‘A sports film in a jazz coating,’ a film critic wrote about Damien Chazelle’s Oscar winning debut. Nevertheless, Whiplash is primarily a parable about the perseverance required to feel the beat as a jazz drummer when coached by a tyrannical teacher.

poster Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US 2014)
Can you become a jazz musician at a conservatorium? You can, as long as you do what he says, according to merciless teacher Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who tutors young, very ambitious drummer Andrew (Miles Teller).

Details

This movie contains scenes of explicit discriminationPersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language

Director

Damien Chazelle

Production year

2014

Country

US

Original title

Whiplash

Length

107 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

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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still from Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US 2014)
still from Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US 2014)
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