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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As Charlie, Lena and the two kidnappers are driving down the road, a truck in front of them bears a large "Cahiers du Cinema" sign. Director François Truffaut wrote for "Cahiers" and dedicated The 400 blows, another one of his films, to its founder, Andre Bazin. 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."
Featured in The Truth About Charlie
Written by Félix Leclerc
Performed by Félix Leclerc
and Lucienne Vernay See more