Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by Francois Truffaut

WinStar Home Entertainment | April 27, 1999 | DVD

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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.

Video Release: April 27, 1999

Theatrical Release: 1960

Runtime: 84

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: WinStar Home Entertainment

UPC: 720917507521

Found in: Drama, General

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Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by Francois Truffaut

Video Release: April 27, 1999

Theatrical Release: 1960

Runtime: 84

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: WinStar Home Entertainment

UPC: 720917507521


Edition Description
  • B&W
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in French
  • Released in French

Synopsis

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.

Description

A former concert pianist, now the piano player in a seedy Parisian bar, is surrouned by gansters and hoodlums. He is befriended by a woman who tries in vain to restore him to his former glory, but his own timidity and inability to act lead to tragic consequences for both. AKA: "Shoot the Pianist."

Notes

The print used for the Home Vision Cinema VHS version is from the Janus Collection. It is fully restored, with new translation and subtitles.
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