The Accompanist

The Accompanist (French: L'Accompagnatrice) is a 1992 French film directed by Claude Miller from a novel by Nina Berberova, and starring Romane Bohringer, Yelena Safonova and Richard Bohringer.

The Accompanist
North American release poster
Directed byClaude Miller
Produced byJean-Louis Livi
Written byLuc Béraud
Nina Berberova
Claude Miller
StarringRichard Bohringer
Yelena Safonova
Romane Bohringer
Music byAlain Jomy
CinematographyYves Angelo
Edited byAlbert Jurgenson
Distributed byAMLF
Release date
November 11, 1992
Running time
102 minutes
Budget$8.4 million
Box office$6.2 million[1]


In 1942 Nazi-occupied Paris, a young and impoverished accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's possessive husband and manager, Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, the highly impressionable Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, taking on the role of maid as well as accompanist, living life vicariously through Irene's triumphs and affairs, especially romantic. When Irene relocates to London, Sophie goes along, much to the discomfort of Charles.



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