Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: November 17, 2006
Summary: The breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature from the Brothers Quay. On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously killed and abducted by a malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automatons. Little by little Felisberto learns of the doctor's plans to stage a "diabolical opera" and of Malvina's fate. He secretly conspires to rescue her, only to become trapped himself in the web of Droz's perverse universe. (Zeitgeist Films)
Buy On
Stream On


Runtime: 99 min
Production: ARTE
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Music
Countries: Germany, UK, France
Languages: English, Portuguese
Home Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
Director Credit
Stephen Quay Director
Timothy Quay Director
Writer Credit
Alan Passes Writer
Stephen Quay Writer
Timothy Quay Writer
Cast Credit
Amira Casar Malvina Van Stille
Assumpta Serna Assumpta
César Sarachu Adolfo Blin/Don Felisberto Fernandez
Emil Petrov Musician
Gilles Gavois Echeverria (Gardener)
Gottfried John Dr. Emmanuel Droz
Henning Peker Henning (Gardener)
Ljubisa Gruicic Holz (Gardener)
Marc Bischoff Marc (Gardener)
Regine Zimmermann Dresser
Thomas Schmieder Thomas (Gardener)
Volker Zack Volker (Gardener)
Producer Credit
Alexander Ris Producer: Mediopolis
Björn Eggert Line Producer
Hengameh Panahi Producer
Jörg Rothe Co-Producer: Mediopolis
Keith Griffiths Producer: Koninck
Michael Becker Associate Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer: UKFC
Terry Gilliam Executive Producer