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The Jazzman from the Gulag

Eddie Rosner and his orchestra

The Jazzman from the Gulag Eddie Rosner and his orchestra

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From Hitler to Stalin, the merciless fate of a jazz trumpet player.

The trumpet player Eddie Rosner, nicknamed the "White Armstrong," was born in Berlin in 1910: at the wrong time and the wrong place for a Jew of Polish origin playing Negro music... Trapped in Poland in 1939, he ended up in the train of the Red Army and became a star in the Soviet Union. But in 1945 he was sentenced to ten years in a gulag for treason.

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  • Directed by: Pierre-Henri Salfati
  • Production date: 1999
  • Duration: 58 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / France 3
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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