We have to be grateful to iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber, for giving us this perfect film about the timeless jazz singer and trumpeter, Chet Baker. In the 1950's, cool was the only way to fly, and Chet Baker was what James Dean always wanted to be.
Unfortunately for some, using heroin was part of that scene. We see the young handsome and beautiful Baker in California and Italy, where he appeared in at least one movie and at least one jail cell (for drug possession). And, we see the pre-maturely ravaged Baker, detached, indifferent, his face a ruin of heroin addiction.