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Tirez sur le pianiste

François Truffaut / FR, 1959 / 85 min.

François Truffaut deftly manipulates the unwritten laws of the thriller genre in this French cinema classic. Singer Charles Aznavour is very convincing as a melancholic bar pianist, whose fragile existence is alleviated by darkly humorous dialogues.

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To accompany the release of Aznavour, le regard de Charles, featuring footage from hundreds of 16 mm films Aznavour shot himself, Eye will screen a small framework programme with two films in which Charles Aznavour stars as an actor. Ths singer with the sad eyes appeared in Tirez sur le pianiste by François Truffaut and Les fantômes du chapelier van Claude Chabrol.

Details

Director

François Truffaut

Production year

1959

Country

FR

Original title

Tirez sur le pianiste

Length

85 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

still from Tirez sur le pianiste (François Truffaut, FR 1960)
still from Tirez sur le pianiste (François Truffaut, FR 1960)

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