A film by Francis Ford Coppola about the famous “Cotton Club” in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those who ran it, and is accompanied by the Jazz music that made it so famous in the 1930s.
A very well done movie, and besides the great music, Coppola was able to put me back to the past (music, fashion, set decoration). He shows us, black artist who were allowed to appear at stage, but were not allowed to sit and drink with the white guests. Some of the actors were real singers or dancers, so they were authentic too. Starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines and brother Maurice Hines (fantastic dancers), Bob Hoskins, Nicolas Cage, Novella Nelson, Lonette McKee, Larry Marshall (as Cab Calloway) and Laurence Fishburne. It is complex, and accurate in its portrayal of the time when gangsters owned stars and the city. So if you would like to see a mix of mob and dance film with a lovely soundtrack, you will be enraptured by this movie.