Director: Jacques Audiard
Writer: Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista
Starring: Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Jonathan Zaccai
Released: June 30, 2005
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 107 minutes
Story: In this follow-up to his critical smash "Read My Lips", Jacques Audiard has adapted and updated James Toback's cult 1978 noir "Fingers" to come up with this memorable character study about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music.
Romain Duris, in a standout performance, portrays the 28 year-old Tom who seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal milieu. But a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist. In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with a beautiful, young virtuoso pianist who has just arrived from China. She doesn't speak a word of French; music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle...
Romain Duris Thomas Seyr
Niels Arestrup Robert Seyr
Jonathan Zaccai Fabrice
Gilles Cohen Sami
Linh Dan Pham Miao Lin
Aure Atika Aline
Emmanuelle Devos Chris
Anton Yakovlev Minskov
Melanie Laurent Minskov's Girlfriend
Agnes Aube Woman
Etienne Dirand Old Man
Denis Falgoux Metreur
Serge Onteniente Man
Sandy Whitelaw Mr. Fox
Emmanuel Finkiel Conservatory Professor