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THE PAGE TURNER

by Denis Dercourt

synopsis

With a passion for playing the piano, Mélanie, a young girl from a modest background, passes an audition in the Conservatory at Versailles in the presence of a famous international pianist. During the performance, the pianist repeatedly disturbs her when she plays. Melanie, traumatised by these events, decides to give up playing. Ten years later, the young girl is working in a lawyer's office where she is congratulated by the manager for her sense of devotion. He asks if she would like to be his child's nanny. The director's son plays the piano.

international title: The Page Turner
original title: La Tourneuse de pages
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Denis Dercourt
film run: 85'
release date: FR 03/08/2006, BE 03/08/2006, UK 03/11/2006, ES 22/06/2007
screenplay: Jacques Sotty
cast: Déborah François, Catherine Frot, Pascal Greggory
cinematography by: Jérôme Peyrebrune
film editing: François Gédigier
art director: Antoine Platteau
costumes designer: Valérie Massadian
music: Jérome Lemmonier
producer: Michel Saint-Jean, Tom Dercourt
production: Diaphana, Les Films à Un Dollar, France 3 Cinéma
backing: UK Film Council
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Artificial Eye (UK), Mikado (IT), Lumière (Benelux), Agora Films (CH), Filmtrade (GR)

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2006 Un Certain Regard (selection)
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