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Shoot the Piano Player
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - François Truffaut, Franois Truffaut


Francois Truffaut's second feature is a tender, playful but ultimately tragic story of a man who has never recovered from a past betrayal.

Charlie, once a renowned concert pianist, now plays background music in a run-down bar. A sympathetic waitress there loves him, but Charlie can neither forgive nor forget his former wife's infidelity. His simple life takes a turn for the violent, however, when his brother comes into the bar one day with two gangsters in tow -- gangsters bent on getting even with Charlie for a past offense.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 81 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1960

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - France

LANGUAGE - French

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Widescreen - 2.35

Audio:

Mono - French

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Press

"Sophomore outings by major directors don't get much riskier or more playful than this....He'd never again get so experimental..." -- Grade: A-

- Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly

"Truffaut suffuses the film with humor. Aznavour, in a career-defining role, is wonderful..."

- Alan Licht, Premiere

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