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David Leavitt (novella "The Page Turner")
Ventura Pons
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Release Date:
8 February 2002 (Spain) See more »
Paul, a handsome and talented music student is employed as the page-turner at one of the world famous pianist Kennington's concerts in San Francisco. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Juliet Stevenson ... Pamela Porterfield

Kevin Bishop ... Paul Porterfield

Allan Corduner ... Joseph Mansourian

Paul Rhys ... Richard Kennington
Craig Hill ... Izzy
Leslie Charles ... Tushi

Pamela Field ... Diane

Naim Thomas ... Teddy (as Naïm Thomas)

Geraldine McEwan ... Novotna
Mingo Ràfols ... Waiter

Roger Coma ... Receptionist
Pepa López ... Gypsy
Mauricio Cruz ... Hector (as Mauricio De La Cruz)
Manu Fullola ... Hustler
Carlos Castañón ... Alden
Hernán González ... Zenon
Brenda Roque ... Student #1
Helenika Hellevig ... Student #2

Marianne Choquet ... Enid

Sue Flack ... Carolyn
Jack McKusay ... Boyfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miquel Bordoy

Directed by
Ventura Pons 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Leavitt  novella "The Page Turner"
Ventura Pons 

Produced by
Gemma Folch .... associate producer
Monika Ganzenmüller .... associate producer
Ventura Pons .... producer
Petra Schepeler .... associate producer
Aintza Serra .... line producer
Michael Smeaton .... executive producer (as Mike Smeaton)
Thomas Spieker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carles Cases 
Cinematography by
Mario Montero (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pere Abadal 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Leo Davis 
Art Direction by
Bel·lo Torras 
Set Decoration by
Mercè Parés 
Costume Design by
María Gil 
Makeup Department
Patricia Abril .... assistant makeup artist
Patricia Argila .... assistant makeup artist
Maru Errando .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Bongirne .... unit manager: second unit, US
Valentí Closas .... production manager
Guillermo Escalona .... production manager: third unit, US
Jon Kuyper .... production manager: second unit, US
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pepe Combalia .... third assistant director
Salva Ferrer .... third assistant director
John Kramer .... third assistant director
Fernando Trullols .... first assistant director
Gerard Verdaguer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pere Carreras .... art director assistant
Miguel Ángel Delgado .... art department runner
Leopoldo Diaz .... art department runner
Elis Ferrer .... property master
Pedro Gaspar .... set builder
Artur Montfort .... graphic designer
Vicky Polls .... graphic designer (as Viky Polls)
Nerea Torrecilla .... props assistant
Carles Valero .... art department runner
Toni Vidaechea .... art department runner
Peio Vizcaya .... set dresser
Sandra Álvarez .... art department assistant
Sound Department
David Casamitjana .... sound engineer
Daniel Espinet .... sound mixer (as Dani Espinet)
Enric Espinet .... sound mixer
Manuel Lizancos .... sound effects (as Manolo Lizancos)
Marcos Martínez .... sound engineer
Natxo Ortúzar .... boom operator (as Nacho Ortuzar)
James A. Puig .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Jaume Puig)
David Pérez .... sound engineer
Núria Rubió .... sound runner
Joan Vidal .... sound engineer
Boris Zapata .... direct sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Blanca Anunzibay .... clapper loader
Tito Arcas .... electrician
Javier Arrontes .... focus puller
Arsenio Assin .... clapper loader: third unit
Andrew Bowley .... director of photography: second unit, US (as Andy Bowley)
Chano Cabillas .... clapper loader: third unit
Santiago Casado .... crane operator
Menna Fité .... assistant Steadicam operator
Javier González Leonardo .... assistant grip (as Javier González)
Marc Hillygus .... assistant camera: US second unit
Dani Jareño .... electrician (as Daniel Jareño)
Robert J. Lyons .... director of photography: third unit, US
Joan Morató .... Steadicam operator
Segismundo Mulero .... key grip (as Mundo Mulero)
Poli Ramiro .... gaffer
Toni Romero .... video operator
Pere Selva .... still photographer
Ismael Sánchez .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ángela Casillas .... seamstress (as Angela Cassillas)
Nuria Clanchet .... wardrobe assistant
Susana Loureda .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
José Calderón .... negative cutter
Manolo Millán .... color timer
Music Department
Joan Alfaras .... musician: second violin
Oriol Camprodón .... musician: clarinet solo
M. Ángels Cases .... musician: second violin (as Angels Cases)
Gabriel Coll .... musician: first violin
Gonçal Comellas .... conductor
Anna Comelles .... musician: cello
Miguel Ángel Cordero .... musician: double bass
Miguel de Córdoba .... musician: first violin (as Miguel Córdoba)
Maria Victòria Fernández .... musician: first violin
Nuria Freixanet .... musician: first violin
George Leyva .... music producer (as Jorge Leyva)
María Morera .... musician: viola
Josep Pazos .... musician: cello
Carles Puig .... musician: second violin
Josep Lluís Pérez .... musician: piano solo
Marta Ribas .... musician: viola
Ferran Saló .... musician: viola
Ferran Torrents .... musician: oboe solo
Transportation Department
Toni Bedía .... driver: electricians truck
Manuel Caro .... driver: generator truck
Joan González .... driver: wardrobe truck (as Joan González Ledesma)
Isidro Martínez .... driver: generator truck
Juan Orduña .... driver: camera truck
Other crew
Albert Allué .... production runner
Jon Ayastui .... security officer
Núria Casanueva .... script supervisor
Guille Cascante .... making-of (as Guillem Cascante)
Barbara Celis .... production assistant: third unit (as Barbara Celis D'Amico)
Guillem Cobo .... third production assistant
Ramón Codina .... production coordinator: third unit
Amelie Deturckheim .... assistant: Juliet Stevenson
Dámaso Elkoroiribe .... security officer
Joan Estrada .... press agent
Marc Gardeta .... production runner
Iván Gómez .... first production assistant
Gahan Haskins .... location manager: second unit
Jordi Inglada .... stand-in
Michael Jennings-Offen .... stand-in: second unit
Jessica Junyent .... international production coordinator, second unit, US
Luci Lenox .... production coordinator
Gabriel Malaspina .... security officer
Jerónimo Marchioni .... security officer
Joan Carles Martel .... stand-in
Ramón Martos .... laboratory director
Jessica Montaner .... third production assistant
Artur Montfort .... title designer
Francesc Navarro .... production administrator
Amber Ockrassa .... dialogue coach
Pep Pagès .... labor consultant
Vicky Polls .... title designer
Jordi Pérez .... stand-in
Bernat Rifé .... production runner
Violeta Roca .... second production assistant
Neus Suñé .... stand-in
Ester Velasco .... production secretary
Anna Azcona .... thanks
Thomas Burberry .... thanks
Martí Cornaut .... thanks
María Delgado .... thanks
Josep Fons .... thanks
Joan García Llach .... thanks
Francesc García Planas .... thanks
Henry Little .... thanks
Antonio Miró .... thanks
Montserrat Parés Alavedra .... thanks
Richard Peña .... thanks
Josep Pons .... thanks
Inés Rodríguez .... thanks
Phylis Rose .... thanks
Rosa Maria Sardà .... thanks
Jacint Todó .... thanks
María Torrontegui .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Page Turner" - Japan (English title) (festival title)
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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
I truly hated this movie..., 25 September 2003
Author: stellarust from MN

I guess I was fooled by the classical music setting into thinking this would be a `sensitive' or `classy' portrayal of a young gay artist's coming of age. But I realized halfway into the first ham-handed seduction scene (`Hello, nice to see you again.what's your name? Would you like a backrub?') that it was just another case of prostituting the `gay theme' with a half-baked story that meshes the worst aspects of porn and soap opera without offering any payback in sentiment or even titillation.and then throws in a gratuitous round of `bash on the clueless mother'. I generally love m/m romance and drama and I forgive a lot of weakness in terms of plot and character development, but this was so badly drawn on so many levels, from the incongruous actions of the characters to the unimaginative and obvious plot mechanisms. Maybe it's because I watched this back-to-back with Roger Dodger, an excellent film that leaves you sympathetic with an extreme jerk because his character is so brilliantly defined. In contrast, Food of Love left me annoyed and unsympathetic with every single character by the end, even the tender, confused young protagonist, who I really wanted to like. What is the denouement supposed to mean? Talented young pianist quits Julliard because he can't stand being ignored? Mother and son come to a mutual understanding that life goes on, even after your ideals are shattered? Love and enchantment are fleeting things, so take it one day at a time and always wear a condom? These are far too prosaic outcomes to be arrived at in such a heavy-handed sequence of contrived scenes played by characters so devoid of either depth or charm. Richard the pianist was a despicable ogre-okay, he seduces a barely-legal young man who worships him, I could deal with that. Then drops him like a hot coal. No, sorry, that's where he lost me. But what really sends this guy to Hell in a handbasket is how he ignores his life partner, who tries for days, in great personal distress, to reach him while he is pursuing his affair with Paul. Not that I liked Richard's letchy old man much. And the way the two of them turned against Paul in the end to save themselves from a little honesty in their own relationship was disgusting. Obviously the scenes of Richard ignoring his lover's frantic messages were mindfully included to make us realize that Richard was a self-absorbed jerk and Paul's obsession with him was setting Paul up for a big fall. But why? Was the point to set the artistic aspirations of the young man against the gauntlet of sexual awakening and see if the art survives? I guess I was EXTREMELY disappointed that Paul's art did not survive the challenge, and I was left wondering who he really was and why I should care. I know that's probably the point of the movie-that's what he was struggling with too, but the movie never answered the question, as phrased by his mother, of whether that awful Richard Kensington had something to do with his desire to quit. It is said that good dramatic action is like a roller coaster-ups and downs-but for Paul and his mom it's all downs. Jeez, this filmmaker could have done anything he wanted here, so why not open up some kind of window for young Paul at the end? Okay, Ventura, naturalism is all well and good, but the audience WANTS the protagonist to be exceptional-if you set him up as an aspiring pianist and then you take that away, then give us something else. And the mother was so stupid and hysterical it was an outright insult to all women. Her attempted seduction of Richard was unbearable, as was the support group. Wake up, Ventura-women, even mothers, are now aware of gays and likely to recognize them well before the point of becoming the laughing stock of a humiliating party scene. Just a depressing outing all around.

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