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The Accompanist (1992)

L'accompagnatrice (original title)
In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sophie Vasseur
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Charles Brice
Elena Safonova ...
Irène Brice
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Jacques Fabert
Julien Rassam ...
Benoît Weizman
Bernard Verley ...
Jacques Ceniat
Nelly Borgeaud ...
Madame Vasseur
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Ministre
Niels Dubost ...
Young Man on Train
Sacha Briquet ...
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Nathalie Bach
Gilbert Bahon ...
Royal Coachman
Marcel Berbert
Valérie Bettencourt ...
Juliette
Gabriel Cattand ...
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In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, taking on the role of maid as well as accompanist, living life vicariously through Irene's triumphs and affairs. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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23 December 1993 (USA)  »

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$725,519 (USA)
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Quotes

Irene Brice: You drink too much. Everyone does.
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Les noces de Figaro: Air de Barbarina
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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War and other evils at work
14 January 2006 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

Paris –1943. Paris is going through one of the hardest winters of its history -occupied and tortured by the Germans, freezing and starving, the City of Light hardly deserves its name. But Sophie Vasseur only just witnesses that misery. She has been recruited as the accompanist of Irene Brice, an opera singer, one of the few 'lights' still shining in Paris. Her husband Charles, a brilliant and rich businessman who loves her passionately, efficiently supports her agents and sponsors in protecting her from the unbearable reality, and Sophie, the shadow, cuddles in the shelter. Through all the ordeals that cost the life of so many, Charles carries Irene and Sophie, not even surprised to find themselves safe in London. But untouched by the universal suffering, Irene will create her own. Sophie could do something, but, unable to get out of her role of passive shadow and to understand she has power on her own, will she? A fascinating picture of destiny and how it affects human beings, whether they try to control it or not. Beautiful classical music too.


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