Le Maître de Musique (The Music Teacher) (1989)





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The title character in the Belgian-French The Music Teacher is a retired opera star, played by Jose Van Dam. The teacher's most gifted pupil is singer/musician Anne Roussel. Her love for her teacher is one of the motivating factors of the story, as is Roussel and Van Dam's relationship with another pupil, petty thief Philippe Volter. Complicating matters is one of Van Dam's old enemies, who endeavors to exploit the talents of the pupils. Written and directed by Gerard Corbiau, The Music Teacher unfortunately drags whenever the principals stop singing and start talking. But what singing! And what cinematography! Small wonder that this film was nominated for a "Best Foreign Picture" Academy Award.
Art House & International , Drama
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Radio Television Belge Francofone


José van Dam
as Joachim Dallayrac
Anne Roussel
as Sophie Maurier
Philippe Volter
as Jean Nilson
Sylvie Fennec
as Estelle Fischer
Johan Leysen
as Francois
Patrick Bauchau
as Prince Scotti
Alain Carre
as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Le Maître de Musique (The Music Teacher)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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This operatic melodrama, which divided critics due to its florid plotting, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Full Review… | February 11, 2013

A well made, entertaining work, but it never quite gets away from the sense that it's a bit of a 'culture vulture' version of the traditional uplifting sports movie.

Full Review… | September 5, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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July 5, 2005

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