The Accompanist

The Accompanist

North American release poster
Directed by Claude Miller
Produced by Jean-Louis Livi
Written by Luc Béraud
Nina Berberova
Claude Miller
Starring Richard Bohringer
Yelena Safonova
Romane Bohringer
Claude Rich
Music by Alain Jomy
Cinematography Yves Angelo
Edited by Albert Jurgenson
Distributed by AMLF
Release dates
November 11, 1992
Running time
102 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $8.4 million
Box office $6.2 million[1]

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.


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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