The Page Turner (2006)
"La tourneuse de pages" (original title)

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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


Drama | Music | Thriller


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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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1.85 : 1
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Visa d'exploitation en France # 11609. See more »


In the last dinner the bottle of wine changes from the left to the right between shots. See more »


Prélude en ré mineur
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Jean Sébastien Bach)
Performed by Jérôme Lemonnier, piano
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Good psychological thriller
15 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I only found out about this film when I checked the Odeon website to see what was showing at the Director's Chair screening on the day. Financed by Film4, this an excellent French psychological thriller on the trauma of childhood twisting a person to revenge. When young Melánie (Déborah Francois) is distracted in a piano audition by Ariane Fouchécourt (Catherine Frot), causing her to fluff her performance, she goes home in tears. Years later, accepting a position as a home help chance would have it that the person she is helping is Ariane... A good character piece with a slow revelation that works like a clockwork toy, unwinding with a twist.

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