The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Amira Casar, Gottfried John, Assumpta Serna, Cesar Sarachu

Director: Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Love interest, Dark, Murder, Offbeat, Quest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Seething with suggestions of perverse pleasures and inchoate horror, this dark fairy tale won't win the Pennsylvania-born, London-based Quay brothers any new fans -- it plays to the converted, and the converted know who they are. show more

  • The film is about vanity and pride, and the caging of beauty. Its elaborate fabrication has an intoxicating quality that captures the imagination like all good horror stories. show more

  • Mainstream audiences will be put off by the lack of a straightforward narrative, but adventurous moviegoers will find pleasure in the hypnotic originality of the images. show more

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