They Shot the Piano Player

Lists: Animated, Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "New York, 2010. Jeff Harris, a music journalist, sets out to uncover the truth about Francisco Tenório Júnior, a young Brazilian samba-jazz pianist who disappeared in Buenos Aires on March 18, 1976."

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MaddWolf Hope85 - The way Mariscal and Trueba couch the heartbreaking loss of one life within the larger artistic loss of an entire art form is melancholy magic.
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People Involved

  • Jeff Goldblum (Jeff Harris (voice))
  • Tony Ramos (Joäo (voice))
  • Abel Ayala (Claudio Vellejos (voice))
  • Roberta Wallach (Jessica (voice))
  • Vinicius de Moraes (Self (archive audio))
  • João Gilberto (Self (archive audio))
  • Gilberto Gil (Self (voice))
  • Milton Nascimento (Self (voice))
  • Caetano Veloso (Self (voice))
  • Bebo Valdés (Self (archive audio))
  • Bud Shank (Self (archive audio))
  • Roberto Menescal (Self (voice))
  • Carmen Magalhäes (Self (voice))
  • João Donato (Self (voice))
  • Umberto Contardi (Self (voice))
  • Alejandra Flechner (Dõna Haydee (voice))
  • Stephen Hughes (John Rowles (voice))
  • Angela Rabello (Suzana de Moraes (voice))