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The Resource The piano tuner of earthquakes, Koninck Studios PTE Ltd. ; Lumen Films ; Mediopolis Films und Fernsehproduktion GmbH Leipzig ; UK Film Council ; Arte France Cinema ; produced by Hengameh Panahi, Alexander Ris ; written by Alan Passes, The Quay Brothers ; directed by The Quay Brothers

The piano tuner of earthquakes, Koninck Studios PTE Ltd. ; Lumen Films ; Mediopolis Films und Fernsehproduktion GmbH Leipzig ; UK Film Council ; Arte France Cinema ; produced by Hengameh Panahi, Alexander Ris ; written by Alan Passes, The Quay Brothers ; directed by The Quay Brothers

Label
The piano tuner of earthquakes
Title
The piano tuner of earthquakes
Statement of responsibility
Koninck Studios PTE Ltd. ; Lumen Films ; Mediopolis Films und Fernsehproduktion GmbH Leipzig ; UK Film Council ; Arte France Cinema ; produced by Hengameh Panahi, Alexander Ris ; written by Alan Passes, The Quay Brothers ; directed by The Quay Brothers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Awards note
Locarno Internationl Film Festival, 2005: Special Mention (Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay) ; Youth Jury Award - Special Mention (Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Nic Knowland ; editor, Simon Laurie ; music, Christopher Slaski
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Amira Casar, Gottfried John, Assumpta Serna, César Saracho, Ljubisa Gruicic, Marc Bischoff, Henning Peker, Gilles Gavois, Volker Zack, Thomas Schmieder, Regine Zimmermann, Emil Petrov
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  • Panahi, Hengameh
  • Ris, Alexander
  • Passes, Alan
  • Quay, Stephen
  • Quay, Timothy
  • Casar, Amira
  • John, Gottfried
  • Serna, Assumpta
  • Saracho, César
  • Grujčić, Ljubiša Lupo
  • Bischoff, Marc
  • Peker, Henning
  • Gavois, Gilles
  • Michalowski, Volker
  • Schmieder, Thomas
  • Zimmermann, Regine
  • Petrov, Emil Tomov
  • Slaski, Christopher
  • Koninck Studios PTE Ltd
  • Lumen Films
  • Mediopolis (Firm)
  • UK Film Council
  • Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Runtime
95
Target audience
general
Technique
animation and live action
Label
The piano tuner of earthquakes, Koninck Studios PTE Ltd. ; Lumen Films ; Mediopolis Films und Fernsehproduktion GmbH Leipzig ; UK Film Council ; Arte France Cinema ; produced by Hengameh Panahi, Alexander Ris ; written by Alan Passes, The Quay Brothers ; directed by The Quay Brothers
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2005 motion picture
  • 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; print interview with the Quays by Jonathan Marlow, from GreenCine; original theatrical trailer
  • Zeitgeist Films: Z1088
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
81305225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
795975108836
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
Z1088
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The piano tuner of earthquakes, Koninck Studios PTE Ltd. ; Lumen Films ; Mediopolis Films und Fernsehproduktion GmbH Leipzig ; UK Film Council ; Arte France Cinema ; produced by Hengameh Panahi, Alexander Ris ; written by Alan Passes, The Quay Brothers ; directed by The Quay Brothers
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2005 motion picture
  • 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; print interview with the Quays by Jonathan Marlow, from GreenCine; original theatrical trailer
  • Zeitgeist Films: Z1088
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
81305225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
795975108836
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
Z1088
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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