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La tourneuse de pages (2006)

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 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 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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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, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,647, 17 June 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the last dinner the bottle of wine changes from the left to the right between shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Trio op. 67 no 2
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Fréderic Visconte, violon, Fréderic Petit, violoncelle, Nicolas Ducloux,
piano
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The Page Turner
22 January 2007 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Once you can get past the implausible beginning that sets the stage for the rest of the film it becomes a good psychological thriller. Mélanie is a talented young pianist giving a conservatory entrance exam recital that is cut short by being distracted by the thoughtlessness of a famous concert pianist who is one of her judges. Years later as a grown young woman she puts herself in a position to seek her revenge on the woman who was that judge at her recital exam when she was a young girls aspiring for a career as a classical pianist. Déborah François as Mélane gives a good performance as the page turner and although it is a one-dimensional performance I guess that is what the role calls for. Catherine Frot is very good as Ariane, the concert pianist on whom Mélanie plots her revenge by inserting herself into her household and career. Very good music from Jérôme Lemonnier who wrote the score for the film. Additional piano pieces from Bach, Shostakovitch and Schubert. Dennis Dercourt directs a story he co-wrote with Jaques Sotty. The story has it's flaws but overall it delivers as a good film that I would give a 7.5 out of 10 and recommend it.


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