The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Lee Daniels, USA, 2021o

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Fans all over the world love Billie Holiday's music and adore the exceptional artist, but at the same time she becomes the victim of an undercover operation by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. It is not because of her heroin use that she is targeted by the state, but because of her anti-racist song "Strange Fruit": the government wants to prevent Holiday from performing the controversial song at her concerts and thus incite the black population by all means.

Décors, costumes, atmosphères de l’époque, tout est brillamment reconstitué, ce sans jamais lâcher la gravité du récit, la mélancolie autodestructrice de cette icône du jazz, et la suavité des séquences plus intimes.

Renaud Baronian

La détermination d'Andra Day à incarner son personnage dans les moindres détails fait ici corps avec le combat de Billie Holiday se battant pour sa dérangeante chanson et, plus généralement, sa liberté de vivre et d'aimer comme elle l'entend. Ce combat captive, et les personnages secondaires ne sont pas en reste.

Alexis Campion

Galleryo

Variety, 2/18/2021
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Time Magazine, 2/25/2021
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TAZ, 4/21/2021
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Q&A with the cast
/ Hulu
en / 1/27/2021 / 34‘06‘‘

Andra Day Performs "Strange Fruit"
/ Hulu
en / 2/3/2021 / 03‘23‘‘

Video Review
/ kermodeandmayo
en / 2/25/2021 / 04‘12‘‘

Radiokritik
From / Bayerischer Rundfunk
de / 04‘12‘‘

Movie Datao

Other titles
Billie Holiday, une affaire d'état FR
Genre
Music/Dance, Drama, Period piece
Running time
131 Min.
Original languages
English, German, Italian
Ratings
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ØYour rating6.3/10
IMDB user:
6.3 (10911)
cinefile-user:
< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes q

Cast & Crewo

Andra DayBillie Holiday
Trevante RhodesJimmy Fletcher
Garrett HedlundHarry Anslinger
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Q&A with the cast
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Andra Day Performs "Strange Fruit"
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Video Review
kermodeandmayo, en , 04‘12‘‘
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Review Variety
Owen Gleiberman
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Review Time Magazine
Stephanie Zacharek
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Review TAZ
Michael Meyns
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Review Zeit Online
Daniel Gerhardt
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Drehbuch zum Film
deadline.com / Suzan-Lori Parks
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Review Le Bleu du Miroir
Elodie Martin
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Radiokritik
Bayerischer Rundfunk / de / 04‘12‘‘
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