The Page Turner
2006, France, 85’, Color, French
Director: Denis Dercourt
Cast: Catherina Frot, Deborah François, Pascal Greggory
“The film unfolds as a thriller without a single scream, blood, chase or gunshot; it is comparable to Hitchcock, Chabrol and Haneke’s masterpieces.”
As a child, Mélanie shows great promise as a pianist. As she auditions for a music scholarship, one of the judges, Ariane (Catherine Frot), causes a disruption that throws off the girl’s playing. Mélanie locks her piano and does not play again. As a grown woman, Mélanie (Déborah François) sets in motion a long-awaited and elaborate plan for revenge, beginning with obtaining a position as Ariane’s assistant.