Shoot the Piano Player

Tirez sur le pianiste

Video introduction by Adam Gopnik

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, June 29–Monday, July 5, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. François Truffaut, 1960, 81 min. 35 mm
With Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier
In French with English subtitles

François Truffaut’s most playful film—part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy—Shoot the Piano Player follows the adventures of mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of hangdog deadpan) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague.

“Universally considered a masterpiece of the film noir genre.” — The Observer