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The Tuner (2004)

Nastroyshchik (original title)
A young piano tuner befriends two rich old-ladies, and plots, with the help of his girlfriend, to betray their trust and steal from them.

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Kira Muratova
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgiy Deliev ... Tuner Andrey
Alla Demidova ... Anna Sergeyevna
Renata Litvinova ... Lina
Nina Ruslanova ... Lyuba
Sergey Bekhterev ... Vadim's friend
Natalya Buzko ... Tanya - Lina's friend
Zhan Daniel ... Owner of the public toilet
Uta Kilter
Vladimir Komarov
Anatoliy Paduka
Irina Panova Irina Panova
Leonid Pavlovsky Leonid Pavlovsky ... Vadim - Lyuba's Husband
Nikolay Stednev Nikolay Stednev
Liliya Stikhina Liliya Stikhina
Yuriy Shlykov ... A man with a newspaper
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A young piano tuner befriends two rich old-ladies, and plots, with the help of his girlfriend, to betray their trust and steal from them.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Russia | Ukraine

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

7 April 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

L'accordatore See more »

Filming Locations:

Odessa, Ukraine

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Pygmalion See more »
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One of the all time favorite movies of mine
21 December 2010 | by andrew_stSee all my reviews

Kira Muratova is known for the dark side in her movies which makes watching and analyzing her movies often a challenging job for those who are ready for such mental and emotional work. But this fantastic movie combines elegant screenplay, amazing operator job, charming melodies by Valentin Silvestrov, one of the best group of actors ever in Russian (or should I say Ukrainian as it was produced in Odessa, Ukraine) cinema - both "great four" (Demidova, Ruslanova, Deliev, Ruslanova) and actors in supporting roles WITH a moral concept which gets exposed only by the very end of the movie conveyed to us through the speech of absolutely fabulous actress, Alla Demidova. It feels like the actors "enjoy the feast" as well - their performance is light, charming and perfectly convincing. This movie is nothing it can be compared with, and will give a true pleasure to all lovers of the great Russian cinema. I would dare to call it a comedy with some serious moral issues discussed - a rare combination, isn't it?


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