• Film ID:
  • 4858
  • Availability:
  • VHS - Adv. Booking Required
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • VHS=82 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • France.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
SHOOT THE PIANIST (1960)
(TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE)
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A seminal nouvelle vogue film; Truffaut captures a real mood of tragicomedy in a tale of a mysterious pianist whose past catches up with him. One of his brothers, a crook named Chico, takes refuge in a bar, where co-worker Lena is in love with him, because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. The pianist, an ex-virtuoso who gave up after his wife's suicide, now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his co-domicile younger brother) and Lena. Aznavour is superb, as the central character, and Truffaut masterfully combines noir twists, spoofish humour and homage to the Hollywood gangster genre.
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