Tirez sur le pianiste [videorecording] /
Les films de la Pléiade ; Pierre Braunberger présente ; d'après le roman de David Goodis Down there ; adaptation de F. Truffaut et Marcel Moussy ; dialogue et mise en scéne de François Truffaut.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
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credits note
Director of photography, Raoul Coutard; editing, Claudine Bouche and Cécile Decugis; music Georges Delerue.
general note
Dolby digital mono.
Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michele Mercier, Claude Mansard, Albert Rémy.
A café pianist innocently becomes involved with gangsters. His second chance at love and his plans to make a comeback as a concert pianist are ended when his girlfriend is killed by a stray bullet during a gunfight.
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In French with English subtitles.
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Not rated.
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DVD, region 1 ; NTSC.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-04-15:
In this follow-up to his remarkable directorial debut, The 400 Blows, Fran?ois Truffaut pays homage to the American gangster film with a pithy story about a concert hall pianist-turned-tavern ivory tickler (Charles Aznavour). Upending standard genre traits, this key "nouvelle vague" work offers an unconventional narrative technique to go along with its freer camera style and other tropes of the French New Wave. For serious collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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