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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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 | Romance | 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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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Irene Brice: You drink too much. Everyone does.
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Wiegenlied
Composed by Richard Strauss (as R. Strauss)
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Sophie's choice
13 January 2000 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Among the wonderful musical performances in this film, I think the best reason to watch is for the portrayal of Sophie. We see her awakening. The actress is perfect in her performance. Sophie is portrayed as a sad sort of person, deeply touched by anything. The ending is a bit unexpected. I found myself yearning for more for Sophie. She is so naive and inexperienced, even after working with Irene.

The costume and lighting in this film are very well done. Distinct scenes stand out in my mind, even though I saw it a few years ago. I recommend this film to anyone interested in French film or World War II-era portrayals. What a powerful film.


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