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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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Nuits d'été: Spectre de la rose
Composed by Hector Berlioz
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Romane Bohringer is superb
18 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Yelena Safonova is the blonde diva that gets the spotlights and the applause. Romane Bohringer is the self-deprecating accompanying pianist who stays in the dark and is painfully aware of here subsidiary role. One has a husband, a lover, and beautiful clothes, while the other looks very much like the starving student she was at the beginning of the story. One dialog tells all: when the diva makes a disparaging remark about a young man who seems interested in the pianist, she answers "Oh I'm sure he's nothing compared to *your* love affairs.

The rhythm and settings are beautiful without ever taking first place to the story.


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