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by Florence Colombani


Having run away from a tragic love affair in the U.S., a woman moves to Paris, where she divides her time between work, as costume assistant to a famous opera singer, and the theater, as an amateur actress. Although initially determined to deny herself a new life and a new love, she is gradually overtaken by the sensual atmosphere of Richard Strauss' opera "Der Rosenkavalier". Torn between her admiration for the opera singer and her own acting, the girl seems always to want to be someone else, never herself.

international title: Take this Waltz
original title: L' étrangère
country: France, Portugal
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Florence Colombani
film run: 78'
release date: FR 10/01/2007
screenplay: Florence Colombani, Sophie Audoubert
cast: Sarah Pratt, Clément Sibony, Charlotte Hellekant, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Cassandre Berthon
cinematography by: Mário Castanheira
film editing: Isabelle Ingold
art director: Luís Monteiro
costumes designer: Zé Branco
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Gémini Films, Madragoa Filmes, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Gémini Films, Madragoa (PT)
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