Shoot the Piano Player Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier, Daniel Boulanger, Albert Rémy, Boby Lapointe

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SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER is a movie based on a David Goodis novel "Down There" and directed by François Truffaut in 1960.

Edouard Saroyan played by Charles Aznavour was once a famous piano virtuose but, after his wife's suicide, he decides to give up his career. He plays now every night in a cheap Parisian bar under the name of Charlie Koller. One night, Albert Rémy, one of his brothers, asks for Edouard's help. After a robbery, he has double-crossed his partners who are now after him. Soon Aznavour and his new girl-friend Lena are involved in a wild chase that will lead everybody to the Saroyan's family farm for a tragic final.

A little Truffaut pearl.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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