The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

  When a talented man must be feared, his most intimate project not being able to realize and if not reciprocated, he also loves a woman who will marry another, it can happen that his wishes be destructive obsessions. In this way, happens to the equally unfortunate as menacing Dr. Droz (Gottfried John) in the film The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, which we plunged into a nebulous world of dreams and traumas.

On the eve of her wedding is killed, the opera singer Malvina (Amira Casar) during a performance in front of her fiance, the conductor Adolfo (César Saracho), kidnapped by the bizarre and Dr. Droz. But no one suspected that this ingenious inventor, the young woman he loves ardently and honored for their Sangeskünste, in a surreal world brought back to life to share with her his biggest dream to stage: A self-composed opera with him and Malvina themselves as actors in the grandiose setting of a single performance, culminating in a hug, they both should unite forever.

Dr. Droz lives with his housekeeper and lover Assumpta (Assumpta Serna) in a remote, very own bizarre universe in which there is a strange, visionary music machines, which are obviously closely intertwined with what’s happening, and after the rhythm of natural forces to work. Not about pianos, but these machines according to precise instructions given by their owners agree to display the piano tuner Felisberto (also César Saracho) on the property, similar to the fiance Malvinas amazing. This fact allows him to come close to the opera singer, which is located in a dreamy state, and soon he falls in love with Malvina. As Felisberto is aware that uses Dr. Droz, the young woman to take revenge with the performance of a brilliant, gigantic opera in the music world that his compositions had been denied recognition to them then take them with him to death, Malvina he wants to save at any cost. But this not simply designed, for the housekeeper comes to his plans Assumpta’s tricks, and now she is gone – torn between her loyalty to Dr. Droz and her jealousy of Malvina, they would only be too happy to have out of reach. The situation on the estate comes to a head, especially the musical automata increasingly radiate a mysterious power …

A statement of the ancient Roman historian Sallust, the film immediately preceded by a motto: “These things never happen, yet it always is. “The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, the second long film, directed by Timothy and Stephen Quay, less easy to tell a story than to the audience through his many artistic animation in a strange border world of dreams, hallucinations and craze brings with him, which is imbued with great emotions and the dramatic realm of opera. Who knows the shorts of the Brothers Quay knows that it is also in her feature film is an experimental artwork that thrives on its more surreal as the pictures of the act, which disappears in the film progresses, more and more in an opaque background. What remains is an apocalyptic spectacle that suggests the forces of nature, music and human emotions, always reminding them that there may be all an illusion.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes Country of production: Germany, Great Britain Year of production: 2005 Length: 99 (min) ( #) Distribution: Piffl media

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