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Title The piano tuner of earthquakes / Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung GmbH, UK Film Council, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg GmbH present a co-production with Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, in association with Drefa Media Holding GmbH [and others] ; Koninck Studios PTE, Mediopolis Film-und Fernsehproduktion, Lumen Films production ; producers, Keith Griffiths, Alexander Ris, Hengameh Panahi ; scenario, Alan Passes & Quay Brothers ; direction, design, animation, Quay Brothers.

Imprint [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, [2007]


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Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0; NTSC.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Amira Casar, Gottfried John, Assumpta Serna, César Sarachu, Ljubisa Lupo-Grujcic, Marc Bischoff, Henning Peker, Gilles Gavois, Volker Zack, Thomas Schmieder, Regine Zimmermann, Emil Petrov.
Credits Director of photography, Nic Knowland ; editor, Simon Laurie ; music, Trevor Duncan, Christopher Slaski ; costume designer, Kandis Cook ; production designers, The Quay Brothers.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Summary On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously "killed" and abducted by the malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automata. Little by little Felisberto learns of the doctor's plans to stage a "diabolic opera" and of Malvina's fate. He secretly conspires to rescue her, only to become trapped himself in the web of Droz's perverse universe.
Note Special features: "The making of 'The piano tuner of Earthquakes':" a 50-minute featurette including an extensive interview with the Quay Brothers and behind-the-scenes footage; Locarno Film Festival press conference with the Quay Brothers, producers Keith Griffiths and Alexander Ris, and star Amira Casar; original theatrical trailer ; print interview with the Quays by Jonathan Marlow, from GreenCine.
Audience Not rated.
Awards Locarno International Film Festival, 2005: Special Mention (Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay) ; Youth Jury Award - Special Mention (Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay)
Subject Women singers -- Drama.
Abduction -- Drama.
Piano technicians -- Drama.
Operas -- Drama.
Musical instrument makers -- Drama.
Rescues -- Drama.
Abduction. (OCoLC)fst00794321
Musical instrument makers. (OCoLC)fst01030725
Operas. (OCoLC)fst01046191
Piano technicians. (OCoLC)fst01063474
Rescues. (OCoLC)fst01095149
Women singers. (OCoLC)fst01178528
Women singers -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- Drama.
Piano technicians -- Drama.
Opera -- Drama.
Physicians -- Drama.
Rescues -- Drama.
Genre/Form Operas. (OCoLC)fst01726688
Filmed performances. (OCoLC)fst01726178
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films.
Musical films.
Love stories.
Medical drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
Musical -- Feature.
Romance -- Feature.
Added Author Knowland, Nic.
Laurie, Simon.
Duncan, Trevor.
Slaski, Christopher.
Cook, Kandis.
Quay, Stephen, 1947-
Quay, Timothy, 1947-
Panahi, Hengameh.
Ris, Alexander.
Griffiths, Keith, 1947-
Passes, Alan, 1943-
Casar, Amira.
John, Gottfried, 1942-2014.
Serna, Assumpta, 1957-
Sarachu, César, 1958-
Gruicic, Ljubisa.
Bischoff, Marc, 1969-
Peker, Henning, 1966-
Gavois, Gilles.
Zack, Volker.
Schmieder, Thomas, 1980-
Zimmermann, Regine.
Petrov, Emil.
Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung GmbH.
UK Film Council.
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg GbmH.
Drefa Media Holding GbmH.
Brothers Quay.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Koninck Studios.
Mediopolis (Firm)
Lumen Films.
Zeitgeist Films.
Standard No. 795975108836
Music No. Z1088 Zeitgeist Films
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