Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

By Francois Truffaut

  • Genre: Francois Truffaut
  • Release Date: 1960-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Director: Francois Truffaut
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


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.



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