Bâton rouge (film)

Bâton rouge

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Produced by Lyric International and TF1 Films Production
Written by Rachid Bouchareb
Jean-Pierre Ronssin
Starring Jacques Penot
Pierre-Loup Rajot
Hammou Graïa
Music by John Faure
Cinematography Jimmy Glasberg
Edited by Guy Lecorne
Release dates
Running time
82 minutes
Country France
Language French

Bâton Rouge is a 1985 French film directed by Rachid Bouchareb.


In a town on the outskirts of Paris, Karim, Abdenour and Mozart search for small acting jobs. Karim's father reassures him that he will someday become someone important. Abdenour, orphaned, promises his brother that he may soon withdraw from welfare. Mozart, a saxophonist, dreams of going to America, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which he considers the capital of blues music.

The dream soon becomes a reality in the wake of Abdenour falling in love with Becky, a young American, and thanks to one of the three friends' tricks allow them to obtain airline tickets to New York City. Their pursuits continue across the Atlantic.


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