The Piano (1993)

R   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance


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In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to 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.


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30 July 2007 | alannarmiller
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| I felt the need to just replace the previous ignorant comment
The Piano is a beautiful film in many different respects. In terms of cinematography, I've seen few like it. It is dark and beautiful and compelling. The story seems, on paper, as a torrid love story without much originality. But the sensuous portrayal of Harvey Keitel and Holly Hunter and the complex acting of a young Anna Paquin allow this story to ring true. I was skeptical upon viewing a film so lauded by critics and film snobs, but found myself both moved and connected to the film that holds strangely relevant themes for modern times. It is rare that I love both a film's visual beauty and it's script as well. This is that rare occasion.

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Release Date:

11 February 1994

Language

English, British Sign Language, Maori


Country of Origin

New Zealand, Australia, France, USA

Filming Locations

Auckland, New Zealand

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$151,419 14 November 1993

Gross USA:

$40,157,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,185,556

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