The Piano

R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Array

The Piano (1993)

Release Date: March 15th, 1994|2 hr. min.

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  • With its breathtaking visual style and careful attention to sound and movement, the movie provokes contemplation about the ways people communicate – through words, through music, through sex, and, most significantly, through touch. [14 Dec 1993, p.A14(E)] show more

  • It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling. show more

  • In Jan Campion's The Piano, the emotions are deep, fierce, primordial. Sexuality overwhelms the film's characters like ocean waves blasting against a cliffside. [19 Nov 1993] show more

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  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Another Jane Campion classic film. Great film making as is Campion's trademark

  • October 16, 2008 Jlbidlack
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    Harvey, your body rocked in this movie! The story line was deep and original in nature.

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