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The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes (2005)

The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Music | 17 February 2006 (UK)
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Dark fairy-tale about a demonic doctor who abducts a beautiful opera singer with designs on transforming her into a mechanical nightingale.

Directors:

Stephen Quay (as Quay Brothers), Timothy Quay (as Quay Brothers)

Writers:

Alan Passes, Stephen Quay (as Quay Brothers) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amira Casar ... Malvina van Stille
Gottfried John ... Dr. Emmanuel Droz
Assumpta Serna ... Assumpta
César Sarachu ... Adolfo Blin / Don Felisberto Fernandez (as Cesar Sarachu)
Ljubisa Gruicic Ljubisa Gruicic ... Holz (gardener) (as Ljubisa Lupo-Grujcic)
Marc Bischoff ... Marc (gardener)
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Henning (gardener)
Gilles Gavois Gilles Gavois ... Echeverria (gardener)
Volker Michalowski ... Volker (gardener) (as Volker Zack)
Thomas Schmieder ... Thomas (gardener)
Regine Zimmermann ... Dresser
Emil Petrov Emil Petrov ... Musician
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Storyline

Felisberto Fernandez is a piano tuner of exceptional skill, hired by Dr. Emmanuel Droz to come to a remote clinic to clean and refurbish Droz's seven automatons, elaborate mechanical constructs. Droz wants the work done quickly, in time for an opera he's staging for himself. Fernandez's attentions are captured by two women at the clinic, Assumpta, the clinic's manager, and Malvina van Stille, a patient who is also a superb singer. Fernandez works on the machines and is drawn to the women while Droz may be manipulating more than the automatons. Do emotions and choice play any part, or it is all opera? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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fairy tale | surrealism | puppet | See All (3) »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | UK | France

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Klavierstimmer der Erdbeben See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$944, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,605, 23 March 2007
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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not very bad movie
24 August 2006 | by feiziuSee all my reviews

in fact this movie wanna talk about"love"and "fate": fate control everything,and everything u do never be fresh and surprise..some one must did that before. "i am standing the painter which is someone have done it yesterday" and no beautiful thing can be stay forever: except the one who without live(died people) can get real love forever , just like machine of music(in this movie one) without live can get perfect voice forever. otherwise,u also can do what the tuner have done,lost yourself in somewhere and repeat the perfect part of your love forever...and cant take off control of fate forever ,either.

and the color of this movie very beautiful too .when you have seen this movie ,you will think about (Sleepy Hollow \ Tim Burton),very similar style of design.if you are female with rich philosophic love idea ,you will love this movie very much.


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