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The Accompanist (1992)

L'accompagnatrice (original title)
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In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles ... See full summary »

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Claude Miller

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Claude Miller (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Luc Béraud (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romane Bohringer ... Sophie Vasseur
Richard Bohringer ... Charles Brice
Elena Safonova ... Irène Brice
Samuel Labarthe ... Jacques Fabert
Julien Rassam Julien Rassam ... Benoît Weizman
Bernard Verley ... Jacques Ceniat
Nelly Borgeaud ... Madame Vasseur
Claude Rich ... Ministre
Niels Dubost Niels Dubost ... Young Man on Train
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Dignitary
Nathalie Bach Nathalie Bach
Gilbert Bahon Gilbert Bahon ... Royal Coachman
Marcel Berbert Marcel Berbert
Valérie Bettencourt Valérie Bettencourt ... Juliette
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Parisian Impresario
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Storyline

In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, taking on the role of maid as well as accompanist, living life vicariously through Irene's triumphs and affairs. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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child | businessman | singer | nazi | maid | See All (245) »

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$725,519
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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Irene Brice: You drink too much. Everyone does.
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Scenes d'enfants: De pays lointains
Composed by Robert Schumann
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The Pianist meets The Princess Diaries
17 July 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

The Accompanist sure is an interesting movie. All about a girl who takes on a role as a piano player for a famous diva. In return, she escapes from the somewhat lower class life she leads, playing for a woman who is married to a guy who has suspicious leanings towards the Nazi party, but they're forced to flee anyways.

So yes, what we have here is a hybrid of The Pianist and The Princess Diaries. The plot goes further then that, exploring the many courtship the Piano player and yes, the Diva has. They also have to deal with political pressures brought on by the war, and her husband who can't really do much except go into one shady business deal after another.

The performances here are great, with the standout being Elena Safonova as the diva herself. All eyes are on her in every scene she's in, and what A voice! Not too sure if it's her own voice though…The rest of the cast is great as well.

Finally, did anyone else notice how this compares to the life of Celine Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil? Just wondering.


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