Synopsis:
Liberation of Brussels. September ’44. Behind the euphoria of the moment, a drama was unfolding. Backstage, hundreds of civilians were being arrested to be brought to justice. Among them, the head of the great INR jazz orchestra. Stan Brenders. His crime: having played for the Germans. Just as across France and the rest of Europe, other culturally-related arrests would follow. Several emblematic musicians would be anxious. Who were they? What did they represent? From a key location in Brenders mythology, right in the heart of Brussels - the Archduke - we retrace the steps of these musicians - Stan Brenders, Jean Omer and Fud Candrix - from Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders respectively, who, at a turning point in history, struck a superb jazz cord in our popular culture.
Director's filmography:
- Manneken Swing (2015 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2015
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
60'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Image Création.com