The Piano - 1993
Ciby 2000/Jan Chapman Productions - 120 min.
DVD UPC 9339065002584; 012236046202, 9315842023089; 5060034576266; 012235133132; 5017239190278; 3384446000570; 4006680027906; 7319980042553; 5060034572725
Blu-Ray # 9339065002317(AU/NZ); 031398147619(US); 4006680063973(DE); 5055201822420(UK)
Cast: Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Kerry Walker, Genevieve Lemon, Tungia Baker, Ian Mune.
Screenplay: Jane Campion; Photography: Stueart Dryburgh; Editor: Veronika Jenet;, Music: Michael Nyman; Producer: Jan Chapman; Director: Jane Campion.
In the 1840s a mute Scottish woman makes the voyage from England to New Zealand, with her young daughter, for a prearranged marriage. She brings with her a piano, as music is her refuge in an uninviting environment. Her arranged husband is unimpressed with the piano and leaves it on the beach, before swapping it with a neighbor for land. The neighbor bargains with her for the return of the piano if she gives him lessons, but his deal is motivated by romantic rather than musical interest. Winner of New Zealand's first Academy Awards; it has won many other awards including the Cannes Palme d'Or, however it has its detractors. In any case, if you have not gotten around to it, you need to put it on your must see list.
Censor rating: M - Review rating: A-
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