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In a brilliant piece of casting, celebrated French chanteur Charles Aznavour stars in François Truffaut's whip-smart, scintillating second film – a combination of mischievous, tongue-in-cheek homage to American noir and effervescent, inventive Nouvelle Vague. Having left behind his life as a gifted concert pianist, Charlie sees out his downcast days tinkling the ivories in a dingy Parisian jazz bar. One day, his brother Chico arrives, searching for sanctuary from a gang of crooks that he’s double-crossed. Charlie offers to help but soon finds his murky past catching up with him and before long is embroiled in an affair that he can no longer control.

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François Truffaut

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DVD catalogue number: ART712DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART122BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

Also part of The François Truffaut Collection

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: François Truffaut

DURATION: 78 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

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