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La tourneuse de pages (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Music, Thriller | 9 August 2006 (France)
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... See full summary »

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

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9 August 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La cambiadora de páginas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,844, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,647, 17 June 2007
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Visa d'exploitation en France # 11609. See more »

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

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Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

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Prélude en ré mineur
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Jean Sébastien Bach)
Performed by Jérôme Lemonnier, piano
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Great, bittersweet and to the point
24 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think these days the audience has forgotten how minimalist a film can be to achieve effective and powerful stories. "The Page Turner" reminds us of just that, in a era where films under 2 hours are often deemed as too short.

Clocking in at 70 minutes, this is a great, neat little piece of work with solid performances throughout. Deborah Francois is has a natural cool and a hidden Machiavellian glint in her eyes that is only subtly conveyed throughout the movie, and her seeming lack of emotions is frighteningly real. This is a revenge story, and is a no nonsense script, helped further on with beautiful choices of music and great camera and directing.

It conveys a powerful message on the nature of revenge how easily we humans come to lean on one another, emotionally and psychologically. Betrayal is the worst for a person to experience, and here the betrayal and revenge of "The Page Turner" is delivered with the grace of a real master of intrigue.


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