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The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes (2005)

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Dark fairy-tale about a demonic doctor who abducts a beautiful opera singer with designs on transforming her into a mechanical nightingale.

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Complete credited cast:
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Malvina van Stille
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Dr. Emmanuel Droz
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Assumpta
César Sarachu ...
Adolfo Blin / Don Felisberto Fernandez (as Cesar Sarachu)
Ljubisa Gruicic ...
Holz (gardener) (as Ljubisa Lupo-Grujcic)
Marc Bischoff ...
Marc (gardener)
Henning Peker ...
Henning (gardener)
Gilles Gavois ...
Echeverria (gardener)
Volker Zack ...
Volker (gardener)
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Thomas (gardener)
Regine Zimmermann ...
Dresser
Emil Petrov ...
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Felisberto Fernandez is a piano tuner of exceptional skill, hired by Dr. Emmanuel Droz to come to a remote clinic to clean and refurbish Droz's seven automatons, elaborate mechanical constructs. Droz wants the work done quickly, in time for an opera he's staging for himself. Fernandez's attentions are captured by two women at the clinic, Assumpta, the clinic's manager, and Malvina van Stille, a patient who is also a superb singer. Fernandez works on the machines and is drawn to the women while Droz may be manipulating more than the automatons. Do emotions and choice play any part, or it is all opera? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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fairy tale | surrealism | puppet


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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Klavierstimmer der Erdbeben  »

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Opening Weekend:

$944 (USA) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$28,605 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Nisi Dominus
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Theorbo Lynda Sayce, Chaterine Denley, Gary Kettel (as Garry Ketel), Alexander Chaushian,
Lucy Wakeford, Richard Pryce & Robin Tyson
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a subtle loving tale
12 October 2006 | by (Lucerne, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Every single appearance in this magical world pretends to have a meaning. Maybe it has, maybe not, that makes no difference. It's just a dependency, an intimate relation which chains you at the screen, forgiving you, still busy in wondering who and why... it embraces you in a cozy fake world, more real than any realistic projection. The discounted love story plot is just a background for the astonishing images and sounds, artificial and natural visions, insane but familiar feelings which make this hours pregnant. Erotism is driving the puppets (aka all of them, the characters) straight into their toy alcove, still standing on the edge of perversion and passion. You'll love these dropped confetti, if you're in a receptive state of mind.


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