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Chet's Romance

France, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Fiction-Documentary)

Director: Betrand Fevre

Chet Baker sings 'I'm a Fool to Want You'. 'When Chet sings, he hypnotises people. They react in a particular way, a tender way. In order to film this, I moved in very slowly — four metres in two minutes — in a tracking shot.

After seeing the film, he embraced me. He had, I think, a very acute awareness of what this short film meant. With that, he gave me the best present in the world. Perhaps he felt subconsciously that the end was near?' — Bertrand Fevre.

Chet Baker died only weeks later, May 13, 1988.

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