The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes 2006

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

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Though visually stunning and brilliantly original, the film fails to resonate emotionally.

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A demented inventor (Gottfried John) murders a famous opera singer on stage, then steals her corpse and brings her back to life. He plans to have her star in an opera about her own abduction, but she is drawn to one of the inventor's minions (Cesar Sarachu), who reminds her of her lost lover, the person she was about to marry.

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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (22)

  • What the movie lacks in acting and coherence, it more than makes up for through imagery.

    March 2, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It is a bold step into a mainstream realm for its ancient fablelike theme, agile storytelling, magnificent design and sure grasp of long-form narrative structure.

    January 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
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  • This opaque tale offers meticulously crafted atmosphere, but rather less passion or drama.

    January 5, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • As in most of the Quays' fantasias, the narrative is oblique and slow moving but the florid visuals are rife with sexual and psychological overtones.

    January 5, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The whole movie feels filmed through the wrong end of a stereopticon: stiff, fascinating, riddled with secrets it doesn't care to divulge.

    December 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • ... those who can surrender to the Quays' poetic logic will find "The Piano Tuner" to be nothing short of a masterpiece.

    November 30, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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