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The Accompanist (1992)
"L'accompagnatrice" (original title)

 -  Drama | Music | War  -  23 December 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sophie Vasseur
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Charles Brice
Elena Safonova ...
Irène Brice
Samuel Labarthe ...
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 ...
Dignitary
Nathalie Bach
Gilbert Bahon ...
Royal Coachman
Marcel Berbert
Valérie Bettencourt ...
Juliette
Gabriel Cattand ...
Parisian Impresario
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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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Drama | Music | War

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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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Irene Brice: You drink too much. Everyone does.
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Vecees Solenelles: Laudate docinqes
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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In depth portrayal of being human. Excellent !!
3 March 1999 | by (Chicago, US) – See all my reviews

The 3 characters are played so well throughout the movie. Romane Bohringer did such a superb job of portraying Sophie, so silently but yet so powerfully. The characters are so rich in context. The emotions of the characters are told so subtly, but yet so clearly and so easy to get in touch with, especially that of Charles. The lip-synching of Irene is also a super job. I watch it as if it was a live concert. The music is superb !! Don't miss the film if you love classical music !!


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