Highly Strung

"Single White Female meets The Page Turner" - Variety

Director: Sophie Laloy

Writer: Sophie Laloy

Stars: Isild Le Besco, Judith Davis

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Moving away from her family is a big step for young Marie. Shy, inexperienced in life and immature, she nonetheless embraces this exciting opportunity to fine-tune her piano skills at a prestigious music school. Marie gets more than she bargained for upon moving in with mysterious childhood friend Emma. Both women have changed vastly since their younger years, and what was once an intimate bond soon develops into something much more intense, and a power struggle ensues.

Emma fascinates, dominates and devastates Marie, who struggles between her desire for Emma and the urge to escape. With this draining obsession having an adverse effect on her piano recitals, Marie decides to put an end to Emma’s advances – but Emma won’t give her up without a fight…Highly Strung combines heady passions of unrequited adolescent love with sinister overtones of jealousy, lust and envy, to the tune of classical symphonies from Mozart, Ravel, Bach and Chopin.

  • "Single White Female meets The Page Turner"

  • "A superb little French gem"

  • "genuinely moving... beautiful"
Cast: Isild Le Besco, Judith Davis
Director: Sophie Laloy
Writer: Sophie Laloy
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 95 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 29-03-2010
VoD Release Date: 29-03-2010
DVD Extras: The making of Highly Strung