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- 90 min.
- James Toback
- Crime, Drama, Music
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- 6.1% (1:16)
SiskoidIn Fingers, Harvey Keitel basically gets his training for Bad Lieutenant, which I realize now was heavily inspired by this 1978 flick. The structure is kind of the same. Keitel moves despondently from incident to incident until he melts down. It's not quite as bleak as Bad Lieutenant (how could it be?), but the vibe is very much the same. In this case, he plays a would-be concert pianist who collects debts for his father, a bookie. He walks around with a tape deck, accompanied by his own rock'n'roll soundtrack, which annoys the people around him and often sparks violence (and eventually a very raw fight scene in a stairwell). Keitel is great, of course. Passionate about his music, a fumbling Lothario in the bedroom (and public bathroom), violent and unpredictable as a legbreaker, and uncompromisingly brave as an actor (if you tell me that was a real prostate exam captured on screen, I would believe you). And yet, Fingers only held my interest with difficulty. It's a film about a self-destructive guy who fails to realize his ambitions, and comes across as a pointless urban picaresque as a result. I respect the performance more than I do the disjointed story. 2 years 11 months ago
MrE2MeTaxi Driver's younger, less popular brother. Keitel gives a typically passionate, hard-edged performance. The stairwell fight sequence is raw & real. They don't make 'em like this anymore. 12 years ago
nbatshttps://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/0077549-melodie-pour-un-tueur-1978 5 months 3 weeks ago
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