R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Tim Roth cannot, in fact, play the piano. He trained for six months just to be able to "fake it" for the film.
I still ask myself if I did the right thing when I abandoned his floating city. And I don't mean only for the work. The fact is, a friend like that, a real friend - you won't meet one again. If you just decide to hang up your sea legs, if you just ...
At the beginning of the film, the immigrants are happy to be entering America through New York. However, the ships are shown passing from right to left in front of the Statue of Liberty. This would be taking them out of New York harbor, not into it.
Original version released in Italy is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. A 123-minutes version premiered at the Locarno film Festival in July 1999. This shorter version is the same released in the USA by Fine Line under the title "The Legend of 1900".
English, French, Italian
$39,200 31 October 1999
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