The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes [DVD] [2005]

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Special Features

  • New 16:9 anamorphic transfer, enhanced for widescreen TVs
  • "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, producters Keith Griffiths and Alexander Ris, and star Amira Casar
  • Print interview with the Quays, by Jonathan Marlow, from GreenCine
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired


The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
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 fiancé Adolfo (also Sarachu). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Amira Casar
    Amira Casar - Malvina
  • Gottfried John
    Gottfried John - Dr. Droz
  • Cesar Sarachu
    Cesar Sarachu - The Piano Tuner
  • Assumpta Serna
    Assumpta Serna

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