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... Written by
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Because no funding was available from any of the studios, 'Francois Truffaut' and his crew shot the film on the fly on the streets of Paris, often making up the script as they went along. The ending was decided on the basis of who was available at the time of shooting. See more
When Lena and Charlie walk home after work you can see the shadow of the camera on their coats. See more
My pop used to say, "If someone knocks, assume it's a murderer. If it's just a robber, you'll be happy."
Referenced in The Point Men
Written by Félix Leclerc
Performed by Félix Leclerc
and Lucienne Vernay See more