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The Page Turner (2006)

La tourneuse de pages (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Music, Thriller | 9 August 2006 (France)
After failing the audition to a prestigious music school because of the rude behavior of one of the testers, a girl takes revenge by gaining the trust of the same woman some years later and becoming indispensable for her.

Director:

Denis Dercourt

Writers:

Denis Dercourt (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Sotty (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Frot ... Ariane
Déborah François ... Mélanie
Pascal Greggory ... M. Fouchécourt
Clotilde Mollet Clotilde Mollet ... Virginie
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Laurent
Christine Citti ... Mme Prouvost
Jacques Bonnaffé ... M. Prouvost
Antoine Martynciow Antoine Martynciow ... Tristan
Julie Richalet Julie Richalet ... Mélanie enfant
Martine Chevallier Martine Chevallier ... Mme Onfray
André Marcon ... M. Werker
Arièle Butaux Arièle Butaux ... Présentatrice radio
Michèle Ernou Michèle Ernou ... Monique
Danièle Douet Danièle Douet ... Femme autographe
Mark Reed Mark Reed ... Mc Guerman (as Marc Reed)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Revenge is a dish best served cold

Genres:

Drama | Music | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France # 11609. See more »

Goofs

Melanie encourages Tristan to learn a specific Bach Prelude as a surprise for his father's return; at the actual concert, he plays something else (a composition for this movie, I believe). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Notturno
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Trio Wanderer (Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violon, Raphaël Pidoux,
violoncelle, Vincent Coq, piano)
Harmonia Mundi France
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Good psychological thriller
15 February 2007 | by davidlmartinSee all my reviews

I only found out about this film when I checked the Odeon website to see what was showing at the Director's Chair screening on the day. Financed by Film4, this an excellent French psychological thriller on the trauma of childhood twisting a person to revenge. When young Melánie (Déborah Francois) is distracted in a piano audition by Ariane Fouchécourt (Catherine Frot), causing her to fluff her performance, she goes home in tears. Years later, accepting a position as a home help chance would have it that the person she is helping is Ariane... A good character piece with a slow revelation that works like a clockwork toy, unwinding with a twist.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La cambiadora de páginas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,844, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$209,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,284,852
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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