R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
7 October 2001 | katie-52
1 | Despite Miramax buying this film Oscars, it's still very clear that it's rubbish
This is the movie that finally convinced me of the Academy's stupidity. Campion, Hunter and particularly Paquin should...
Holly Hunter receives three onscreen credits for the film, playing the character Ada, playing the piano herself, and being a British sign language interpreter for Anna Paquin.
The voice you hear is not my speaking voice - -but my mind's voice. I have not spoken since I was six years old. No one knows why - -not even me. My father says it is a dark talent, and the day I take it into my head to stop breathing will be my ...
Ada writes a note to George on a piano key, but earlier George had told her that he can't read.
English, British Sign Language, Maori
£2,301,338 (UK) (10 December 1993)
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