Fingers (1978)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Music  |  23 August 1978 (France)
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgette Mosbacher ...
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Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. Keitel is introspective as only Keitel can be, really making the audience feel for him and his pained existence. Written by <>

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A powerful film about sex, music and violent crime. See more »


Crime | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

23 August 1978 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Det beskidte job  »

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an interesting, rarely seen thriller by a talented filmmaker.
16 July 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

i finally got to see this movie on an obscure US ntsc video whilst living in bermuda and i liked it. i remember it being cut by the british censor way back in '79 though the sex and violence scenes are quite tame when you watch them now. harvey keitel gives a typically commanding performance as a schizo who works as a piannist and also gets involved with the usual suspects around various well shot new york locations. well worth checking out.

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