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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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Ariane
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Mélanie
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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9 August 2006 (France)  »

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

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$206,647 (USA) (15 June 2007)
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Visa d'exploitation en France # 11609. See more »

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When ten-year-old Mélanie enters the exam's room with the jury, the reflection of the boom mic is clearly seen on the black piano. See more »

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Trio op. 67 no 2
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Fréderic Visconte, violon, Fréderic Petit, violoncelle, Nicolas Ducloux,
piano
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La Tournese de Pages - merveilleux!
29 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Director Denis Dercourt's film is a compelling drama set in contemporary France. Mélanie (Julie Richalet) is an aspiring 10-year old pianist, preparing for her conservatory exam. Her audition goes badly when her concentration is broken by a commotion involving the head of the jury Ariane Fouchécourt (Catherine Frot), a renowned concert performer who behaves badly towards the aspiring pianist. Ten years pass, and Mélanie (now played by Déborah François) lands a coveted job at a law firm working for Monsieur Fouchécourt (Pascal Greggory). Mélanie makes a big impression on her patron, and she is recruited as an au-pair at his estate. She quickly becomes an indispensable member of the family, and intimate with Pascal's wife, who by now is struggling to maintain her illustrious career. Melanie is recruited to turn the pages of music during the make-or-break performance by Ariane and revenge appears to be the order of the day. An absolutely stunning performance by Belgian actress Déborah François, who was the lead in the award-winning L'Infant last year. Dercourt's use of silence to convey meaning and intention is remarkable, and has led to comparisons with the legendary Claude Chabrol (who directed L'Enfer with Emmanuelle Béart.)


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