Shoot the Piano Player

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Shoot the Piano Player Review


Truffaut's meditation on the American gangster film is, like a lot of French homages to the American gangster film, an unfortunately poor imitation. This tepid story has a mild-mannered pianist suddenly drawn into a world of crime by his ne'er-do-well brother. Of course our pianist has a past of his own, plus there's a hot hooker to contend with. The story is random and a little babbling, not really imbued with and interesting insight into gangsters -- American or otherwise. It's morose and deptressing, as any good New Wave film usually is, but if there's a point -- or even any real emotion in this -- it is lost on me. Stick with Truffaut's better films.

Aka Tirez sur le pianiste .



Shoot the Piano Player

Facts and Figures

Run time: 30 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 10th March 1962

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Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

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Director: François Truffaut

Starring: as Charlie Kohler/Edouard Saroyan, as Léna, as Thérèse Saroyan, Michèle Mercier as Clarisse, Serge Davri as Plyne, Claude Mansard as Momo, Richard Kanayan as Fido Saroyan, Albert Rémy as Chico Saroyan

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