Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie’s brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie’s real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife’s suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena…

(Plot summary written by Yepok)


Runtime original: 01:32:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:01:55

Director: François Truffaut

Writer: David Goodis (novel “Down There”) François Truffaut (adaptation, dialogue), Marcel Moussy (adaptation)

Editor: Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis

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90to5 Editor Website: manon rognard on google+

90to5 Editor Bio: I’m about to start my second year of post-production study in France (Lyon). I also work as a volunteer projectionist in a cinema.



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2 Responses

  1. I love the idea of bringing such a marvelous French film here. Nevertheless, what I reckon is that you’ve oversimplified Tirez sur le pianiste — it’s just my humble opinion.
    Having studied cinema/post during two years, I’m utterly convinced that you may improve your edit, mightn’t you?
    Bon courage, Manon ! 🙂

    • Thank you for having watched my edit and for your comment ! Actually, I tried to tell a slightly different story from the original, so it looks simplified, I agree. I was wanted to talk about his shyness, that’s all 🙂 But you’re right, this edit could be better, maybe it’s too late to change this now, but next year, I’ll participate again and I’ll take the time to do something more interesting !

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