Shoot the Piano Player

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Released 1960

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Director:
Francois Truffaut
Released:
1960
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Shoot the Piano Player is a 1960 crime drama based on a book by David Goodis and directed by Fran''ois Truffaut. The film follows Charlie Kohler (Charles Aznavour), a talented jazz piano player at Harriet's Hut, a Philadelphia dive bar. Charlie is living a quiet life. A waitress at the bar, Lena (Marie Dubois), is in love with him. When Charlie's brother, Chico (Albert R''my), shows up at the bar one day because he is being pursued by two gangsters, Charlie's old life comes back to haunt him. Charlie's real name turns out to be Edouard Saroyan. He was a famous concert pianist until tragedy rocked his life. Now, with his family's criminal life once again intruding upon his own, Charlies is forced to chose between a new love in his life and loyalty to his family. Given a five star rating by Rotten Tomatoes, this classic film-noire is said to be the perfect film.

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Foreign Language, Classics