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The Page Turner (2006)
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The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Greggory ...
M. Fouchécourt
Clotilde Mollet ...
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Mme Prouvost
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
M. Prouvost
Antoine Martynciow ...
Julie Richalet ...
Mélanie enfant
Martine Chevallier ...
Mme Onfray
André Marcon ...
M. Werker
Arièle Butaux ...
Michèle Ernou ...
Danièle Douet ...
Femme autographe
Mark Reed ...
Mc Guerman (as Marc Reed)


The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During the entrance exam, she begins with a great performance but she is distracted by one member of the admittance board, Ariane, and she fails. Years later, Mélanie is a teenager that has just finished high-school and she is accepted as intern of the law firm owned by the prominent lawyer Mr. Fouchécourt. Mélanie overhears that he needs someone to take care of his son Tristan and she offers to the position. She needs to travel to another town and when she arrives at the manor, she is welcomed by Ariane, who is the wife of Mr. Fouchécourt. She does not recognize Mélanie and soon she becomes Ariane's page turner, in the beginning of her carefully planned revenge against the woman that destroyed her dreams. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Revenge is a dish best served cold


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Release Date:

9 August 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La cambiadora de páginas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,844 (USA) (23 March 2007)


$206,647 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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When Mélanie leaves the studio before the performance for the American, she is wearing her evening dress (halterneck and bare at the shoulders). The next shot shows her walking through a passageway with the plain dress she wore at the concert some days earlier. The next time we see her, she has a coat on over the original halterneck evening dress. See more »


Prélude en ré mineur
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Jean Sébastien Bach)
Performed by Jérôme Lemonnier, piano
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Still waters run deep
4 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not once does the page turner (Melanie) reveal her thoughts throughout the action of this incredibly engaging story. Melanie's performance is one of such extraordinary deftness that the revenge she wreaks is brought upon her 'persecutors' by their own actions. 'Butter wouldn't melt' is a phrase a wise observer would wryly make of this wily operator. There is just the hint of a social comment around the social and economic class differences between the pianist and the page turner. Melanie is clearly a Leveller. In a sense, Melanie gives a virtuoso performance, dedicating herself to the quiet study and execution of her plan. Melanie leaves, dignity intact, after delivering the ultimate cure for narcissism.

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