Madame Sousatzka (1988)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music

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Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.

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  • Shirley MacLaine and Navin Chowdhry in Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Shirley MacLaine and Navin Chowdhry in Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Navin Chowdhry in Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Navin Chowdhry and Twiggy in Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Shirley MacLaine and Navin Chowdhry in Madame Sousatzka (1988)

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13 September 2000 | Boyo-2
| Very thoughtful
This movie was an extremely enjoyable experience. I loved every minute of it, even though the story itself is not much to talk about. Its really a slice of life, centering on a piano teacher and her star pupil. The pupil gets involved in the lives of the teachers' neighbors and that's the movie. It might sound boring but it is not. The characters are all sweet and kind to one another, for the most part, and have a real affection for each other too. A birthday party for Madame is a standout scene.

Shirley MacLaine does not rely on her usual mannerisms and delivers a powerful performance as Madame Sousatzka. The rest of the cast is great, too, especially Twiggy as the beautiful Jenny and Peggy Ashcroft as the landlord Lady Emily.

This is the ideal movie for a Sunday morning or when you want to be entertained by some good music surrounded by a good story.

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