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The Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes

on November 17, 2006 by Shlomo Schwartzberg
The fabulous world of the Brothers Quay ( Street of Crocodiles ) comes to life but quickly expires in this lackluster film, more reminiscent of better work by the likes of Guy Maddin and David Lynch. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes concerns a sensuous opera singer (Amira Casar), the crazed doctor (Gottfried John) who desires and abducts her and the innocent piano tuner (Cesar Sarachu) who stumbles upon the pair when he is hired to fix the doctor's odd musical automatons. It's unclear where the earthquakes come in.

While The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes is a handsomely mounted production and not an unintelligent one, it's also emotionally cold and too familiar by half -- a pale copy of Twilight of the Ice Nymphs with a flavorless soupcon of Eraserhead thrown in for good measure. That's not a recipe you'll want to follow. Distributor: Zeitgeist
Cast: Amira Casar, Gottfried John and Assumpta Serna
Directors: Timothy Quay and Stephen Quay
Screenwriters: Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay and Alan Passes
Producers: Keith Griffiths, Alexander Ris and Hengameh Panahi
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: Not rated
Running time: 98 min.
Release date: November 17, 2006 NY

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