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by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal


A music journalist from New York sets out on a frantic investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Brazilian pianist Tenorio Jr, regular accompanist of Vinicius de Moraes, among others. This animated thriller moving to the beat of jazz and bossa nova portrays the days immediately before the Latin American continent was enshrouded by totalitarian regimes.

international title: They Shot the Piano Player
original title: They Shot the Piano Player
country: Spain, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Peru
sales agent: Film Constellation
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal
film run: 103'
screenplay: Fernando Trueba
producer: Cristina Huete
co-producer: Arnauld Boulard, Bruno Felix, Serge Lalou, Janneke van de Kerkhof
executive producer: Nano Arrieta, Fabien Westerhoff
production: Fernando Trueba P.C., Les Films d'Ici Méditerranée, Submarine, Animanostra, Gao Shan Pictures, Julian, Piker & Firmin SL, ARTE France Cinéma, They Shot the Piano Player AIE (ES), Producciones Tondero SAC (PE)
distributor: Bteam Pictures

Photogallery 23/09/2023: San Sebastián 2023 - They Shot the Piano Player

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