Added by on 2014-10-06

 Shoot-The-Piano-Player

Crime / Drama / Thriller (1960) 92 minutes ~ Black & White

While playing piano in a bar, the pianist Charlie Kohler is approached by his crook brother Chico Saroyan, who has been chased by two gangsters. Charlie helps him to escape, but he upsets the two criminals, and they watch Charlie and the waitress Lena, who is in love with him. The shy Cahrlie tells his past to Lena, when he was the former famous pianist Edouard Saroyan, and he quited his successful career after the suicide of his wife, the also waitress Thérèse Saroyan. When his brother Fido Saroyan, who is raised by Charlie, is kidnapped by the gangsters, Charlie has to take an attitude with tragic consequences.

Director: François Truffaut

Writers: David Goodis (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation), Marcel Moussy (adaptation)

Stars: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

Category:

Crime, Drama, Thriller