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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 »

Director:

Claude Miller

Writers:

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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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:

The Accompanist See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$725,519
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Irene Brice: You drink too much. Everyone does.
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Soundtracks

Wiegenlied
Composed by Richard Strauss (as R. Strauss)
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In depth portrayal of being human. Excellent !!
3 March 1999 | by shumzaiSee all my reviews

The 3 characters are played so well throughout the movie. Romane Bohringer did such a superb job of portraying Sophie, so silently but yet so powerfully. The characters are so rich in context. The emotions of the characters are told so subtly, but yet so clearly and so easy to get in touch with, especially that of Charles. The lip-synching of Irene is also a super job. I watch it as if it was a live concert. The music is superb !! Don't miss the film if you love classical music !!


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