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Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste) (1960)

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Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour
Charlie Kohler / Edouard Saroyan
Marie Dubois Marie Dubois
Léna
Nicole Berger Nicole Berger
Thérèse Saroyan
Michèle Mercier Michèle Mercier
Clarisse
Albert Rémy Albert Rémy
Chico Saroyan
Boby Lapointe Boby Lapointe
Le chanteur


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David Goodis David Goodis
(novel Down There)


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A good movie

9 years, 5 months ago at Nov 11 13:41
Since I was a huge fan of ‘Les quatre cents coups’, I was really eager to check François Truffaut’s following directing effort. To be honest, it is not one of his most prestigious work and it definitely belongs to his more obscure work but I still think it was quite enjoyable. Basically, the tone was more frivolous and the whole thing was actually rather unfocused. Indeed, even though it is... read more
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François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of hangdog deadpan) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague. —The Criterion Collection
Release date: 25 November 1960
UPC: 720917507521
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