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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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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 ...
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Thomas (gardener)
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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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puppet | fairy tale | surrealism


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$944 (USA) (17 November 2006)

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$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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most intelligent movie this year, didactic in the extreme
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a movie for people who do not know a great deal, and people who are not willing to think - the authors, whoever they are, made a great film, but not for people who do not like to work their brains - the Heros of the story are Dr. Droz, and Assumpta. In the end, Assumpta becomes Dr. Droz, as the assumption of the movie is that all enlightened people are spiritually one. The puppet is that part of Assumpta that was not quite enlightened, and the tree she cuts down represents all the unenlightment in her life found in her friends and herself - when she finally becomes one with all the other enlightened people in the world (at the end of the movie), we see her looking in upon the lives of the piano tuner, and Malvina, who represent people who have tried to be enlightened, but gave up forever, and are now being used by the Droz to teach the world about the fact that it is being controlled and managed by a secret organization of Enlightened Masters who are one with each other completely. There is not even a slight hint of illogic in this movie, maybe that is why you might be having a hard time understanding it - I have yet to see a comment that even gets close to grasping the profound meaning of this movie - no one has a clue, and that is too bad - you would think that a professional critic would at least have some clue as to what the movie wants to say to the thinking world!


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