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Gangster and wannabe pianist Thomas (Duris) and his friends spend their days and nights violently managing refugee squatted flats for greedy Parisian developers but his secret ambition is to become a concert pianist. Director Audiard and screenwriter Tonino Benacquista’s second feature together (their first was the superb ‘Read My Lips’) is a stunning remake of James Toback’s 1978 small thriller ‘Fingers’. In opening up Toback’s wantonly machismo indie flick to include many of their favourite themes (mistreatment of refugees, marginal characters caught in vaguely Hitchcockian melodramas etc) they have achieved something very unusual – a remake that measures up to the original.
With: Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh Dan Pham, Emmanuelle Devos.
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