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The Page Turner by French Director Dercourt

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2010 at 7:20 am


Revenge is a dish best served cold, the old proverb says and it is, indeed, icy in Dercourt’s tale “The Page Turner”. This is the best lover’s revenge film I have seen in a long time. http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/movies/23page.html

In the vein of Alexander Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” “The Page Turner” is psychological as well as sensual. The juice flows between the two costars, Catherine Frot and Deborah Francois, followed by betrayal and destruction, set in the world of classical music.

Both Frot and Francois were nominated for Cesars, the French version of the Oscars. The two women are so hot together and play off of each other so well that the director Dercourt says in each frame they are, “like a cage in which two wild animals engage in extraordinary combat.”