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La tourneuse de pages (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Music, Thriller | 9 August 2006 (France)
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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Ariane
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Pascal Greggory ...
M. Fouchécourt
Clotilde Mollet ...
Virginie
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Laurent
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Mme Prouvost
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
M. Prouvost
Antoine Martynciow ...
Julie Richalet ...
Mélanie enfant
Martine Chevallier ...
Mme Onfray
André Marcon ...
M. Werker
Arièle Butaux ...
Michèle Ernou ...
Monique
Danièle Douet ...
Femme autographe
Mark Reed ...
Mc Guerman (as Marc Reed)
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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 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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Drama | Music | Thriller

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9 August 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La cambiadora de páginas  »

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Opening Weekend:

€25,036 (Netherlands) (3 December 2006)

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$206,647 (USA) (17 June 2007)
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Visa d'exploitation en France # 11609. See more »

Goofs

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

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Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Notturno
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Trio Wanderer (Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violon, Raphaël Pidoux,
violoncelle, Vincent Coq, piano)
Harmonia Mundi France
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Strong in detail
4 September 2006 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

Young village butcher's daughter Mélanie fails a piano competition because she is distracted by the rudeness of one of the musician jurors. Having given up on music, she finds herself in Paris many years later, taking on a placement at the juror's husband's law firm, who invites her into his home as a nanny for the holidays. The question is, of course, will she take revenge on the juror, and if so, how?

Old-school drama, presented timelessly by an excellent pair of actresses. There are many beautiful little touches to keep the tension high, ranging from the juror's son's fascination with 'how many seconds can I stay underwater' to the butcher's daughter hacking away at the preparation of dinner. It would be a shame to divulge the countless other little details put into the film as we follow the young, pretty Mélanie in the Juror's household, as it is in the details that lies the fascination. And it is that fascination which has to hold you captive, which it will, despite the simplicity of the script.


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