Shoot the Pianist
AKA Shoot the Piano Player
Running Time: 78 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 28/07/2014
Content Type: Movie
In a brilliant piece of casting, celebrated French chanteur Charles Aznavour stars in Truffaut's whip-smart, scintillating second film – a combination of mischievous, tongue-in-cheek homage to American noir and effervescent, inventive Nouvelle Vague.
Having left behind his life as a gifted concert pianist, Charlie sees out his downcast days tinkling the ivories in a dingy Parisian jazz bar.
One day his brother Chico arrives, searching for sanctuary from a gang of crooks that he’s double-crossed. Charlie offers to help but soon finds his murky past catching up with him and before long is embroiled in an affair that he can no longer control.
Presentation of the film by Serge Toubiana
Commentary with Marie Dubois
Commentary with Raoul Coutard
Marie Dubois's screen tests
16:9 Black and White
based on the novel Down There by David Goodis
Director of Photography:
CLAUDINE BOUCHÉ, CÉCILE DECUGIS