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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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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 ; costume designer, Kandis Cook ; production designers, The Quay Brothers
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
P5366 2007
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1942-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Panahi, Hengameh
  • Ris, Alexander
  • Passes, Alan
  • Quay, Stephen
  • Quay, Timothy
  • Casar, Amira
  • John, Gottfried
  • Serna, Assumpta
  • Saracho, César
  • Gruicic, Ljubisa
  • Bischoff, Marc
  • Peker, Henning
  • Gavois, Gilles
  • Zack, Volker
  • Schmieder, Thomas
  • Zimmermann, Regine
  • Petrov, Emil Tomov
  • Brothers Quay
  • Koninck Studios PTE Ltd
  • Lumen Films (Firm)
  • Mediopolis (Firm)
  • UK Film Council
  • Arte France cinéma (Firm)
  • Zeitgeist Films
Runtime
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women singers
  • Abduction
  • Piano technicians
  • Operas
  • Medical drama
  • Rescues
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
795975108836
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
Z1088
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81305225
  • (OCoLC)81305225
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
795975108836
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
Z1088
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81305225
  • (OCoLC)81305225
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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