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The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2005)

Cast: Amira Casar, Amira Casar, Gottfried John, more...
Director: Stephen Quay, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, more...
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romance, Germany, Fantasy
Running Time: 95 min.
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Synopsis
The Brothers Quay return for their first film in a decade with this live-action story of an 19th-century opera singer who is murdered on-stage shortly before her upcoming wedding. Soon after being slain by the nefarious Dr. Emmanuel Droz (Gottfried John) during a live performance, Malvina van Stille (Amira Casar) is spirited away to the inventor's remote villa to be reanimated and forced to play the lead in a grim production staged to recreate her abduction. As the time for the performance draws near, piano tuner of earthquakes Felisberto (Cesar Sarachu) sets out to activate the seven essential automatons who dot the dreaded doctor's landscape and make sure all the essential elements are in place. Once again instilled with life after her brief stay in the afterworld, amnesiac Malvina is soon drawn to the mysterious Felisberto as a result of his uncanny resemblance to her one-time fiancÚ Adolfo (also Sarachu). ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide



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