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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.

Cast: Holly Hunter , Harvey Keitel , Sam Neill , Anna Paquin , Kerry Walker , Genevieve Lemon ,

Director: Jane Campion

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Cinemussy, Miramax Films

The Piano (1993)

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

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Magical and haunting, The Piano has the power and delicate mystery of a gothic fairy tale. [19 Nov 1993] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Campion's script is very well received, but the film finally makes it on cinematics: bleakly beautiful photography, haunting score, and good acting. [12 Nov 1993] show more

  • 100
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 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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