The Piano



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Drama

114

1992

Jane Campion

synopsis

Mute pianist, Ada arrives in 19th Century New Zealand, with her daughter and beloved piano, as the reluctant participant in an arranged marriage. Of all her belongings her husband abandons only the piano, selling it to his illiterate neighbour, Baines. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain to earn back her piano despite the unusual conditions attached. A tour de force in filmmaking, The Piano received three Academy® Awards including Best Actress* and Best Supporting Actress*

cast:

Holly Hunter; Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill

crew:

Alain Depardieu, Jane Campion

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