Jacques Brel (1987)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |  
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Although he was born in a Brussels suburb and grew up in Africa's Belgian Congo, award-winning avant garde singer, poet, and composer Jacques Brel (1929-1978) maintained an ambivalent attitude toward Belgium. The cabaret performer and recording artist was known for such hit songs as "Quand on n'a que l'amour," "La Valse à mille temps," "Jacky," and "J'arrive." This documentary, presented in French, chronicles the artist's life, art, and passions. Highlights include footage of Brel in performance.

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avant-garde, career-retrospective, composer, France, pop-music, singer