Set in 18th century Paris, Chevalier is inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in an acclaimed performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court. A sweeping costume drama elevated by its soundtrack and revolutionary spirit, Chevalier brings a lost legend back to center stage.
“As a celebration of a musical genius, Chevalier is a wildly entertaining ride, a thrilling history lesson in the making that remains as timely as ever.” — Manuel Betancourt, The A.V. Club
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tamara Weaving, Lucy Boynton