• Details
  • Gallery
  • Tags
  • Festival program

Shoot the piano player

Home  /  Hitchcock / Truffaut  /  Shoot the piano player

Tirez sur le pianist / Shoot the piano player

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1960, 80’, α/μ/b&w, Με ήχο/Sound

The film, is about identity and the loss of identity and, despite its pattern after the American gangster genre, has the freshness of the French New-Wave. Charlie, who has changed his name from Edouard, lives in the margins, playing piano in a dive bar, until his older brother pushes him at the other end of the underworld. The order of time in the film is circular, and the music, as an an element that characterizes the protagonist, at times is just background and at times drives the narrative drama.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: François Truffaut
Σενάριο/Screenplay: François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy [βασισμένο στο μυθιστόρημα του/based on the novel Down There by David Goodis]
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Μοντάζ/ Editing: Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis
Μουσική/Music: George Delerue
Ηθοποιοί/ Cast: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger
Παραγωγή/Production: Pierre Braunberger
Προέλευση κόπιας/Print source: MK2


* Suitable for English speaking audience

The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.