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      Released Mar 25, 2022 1h 49m Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Years after meeting a jazzman (Miles Davis) in Australia, an outback trumpeter (Colin Friels) goes to Paris and meets him again. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 13 Buy Now

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      Stephen Holden New York Times Despite strong, volatile performances by Mr. Friels and Ms. Buday, neither half of the story ultimately gets its due. Apr 13, 2022 Full Review Pamela Bruce Austin Chronicle If you are a jazz aficionado, an Australian film connoisseur, or both, Dingo might be the film for you. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills The acting… well, perhaps to his credit, being no actor, Davis doesn’t try to act. He just appears. Dingo’s achievement is similar: It doesn’t quite work, but there it is, an undeniable conversation piece of ambivalent rewards... Apr 18, 2022 Full Review Michael Talbot-Haynes Film Threat Even audience members who aren’t hep cats or tea heads will still be able to appreciate Davis’s unique charisma. Rated: 10/10 Apr 13, 2022 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation This mild-mannered fantasy makes a sweet-spirited love letter to Outback life, Paris and the enduring cool of jazz, as Miles Davis played it. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 18, 2022 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine This is one gem that film lovers need to rediscover. Rated: 8/10 Apr 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member John Anderson (Colin Friels) has a passion for jazz, which will find him travelling from the outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris where he hopes to meet his idol trumpeter Billy Cross (Miles Davis). Probably the best part of this movie is the opening, as Davis and his band play a set on a remote airstrip in the Australian outback as the locals watch. This film has some basis in reality, as Australia's best jazz saxophonist Bernie McGann would often leave his mailman job to practice out in the wild. Directed by Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby) and written by Marc Rosenberg, who had worked with de Heer on Encounter at Raven's Gate, this is one of the last filmed performances of Davis, who also scored the film along with Michel Legrand. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A little rough around the edges but this early Rolf de Heer film is worth seeing for the Miles Davis soundtrack! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not de Heer's best by any means, this Aussie-French co-production is an unsurprisingly uneven affair. But it does feature a fantastic soundtrack, and the opportunity to see Miles Davis on screen shortly before passing. The story is simple, and Davis' acting as an idealized version of himself is quite naturalistic and effective. It opens with Miles Davis playing Billy Cross, emerging from a jetliner, (with TNT stenciled on the side) in the desert to give an offhand concert for the locals. This makes quite an impression on the young lad of the title who grows up to become Colin Friels. So, dreams are pursued and expectations met. But Friels gives a highly sympathetic performance opposite the stoic Davis, and the early scenes of him playing in the spectacular Australian vistas pay off in the closing jam session at an intimate PAris jazz club. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Great jazz trumpet in outback Oz. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely the most amazing visual stunning movie with equally well matched sound track. Footage of Miles Davis Live !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member The greatest film ever made about Australian jazz music. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Years after meeting a jazzman (Miles Davis) in Australia, an outback trumpeter (Colin Friels) goes to Paris and meets him again.
      Rolf de Heer
      Dark Star Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 25, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 12, 2022
      1h 49m
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