Piano, The (1993)
Front Cover Actor
Holly Hunter Ada McGrath
Harvey Keitel George Baines
Sam Neill Alisdair Stewart
Anna Paquin Flora McGrath
Kerry Walker Aunt Morag
Geneviève Lemon Nessie (as Genevieve Lemon)
Tungia Baker Hira
Ian Mune Reverend
Peter Dennett Head Seaman
Te Whatanui Skipwith Chief Nihe
Genevieve Lemon Nessie
Bruce Allpress Blind Piano Tuner
Pete Smith Hone
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Jane Campion
Producer Jan Chapman; Alain Depardieu
Writer Jane Campion
Studio Miramax; Lions Gate
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 1 mins
Country Australia
Color Color
Plot
Jane Campion's The Piano struck a deep chord (if you'll excuse the expression) with audiences in 1993, who were mesmerized by the film's rich, dreamlike imagery. It is the story of a Scottish woman named Ada (Holly Hunter), who has been mute since age 6 because she simply chose not to speak. Ada travels with her daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano to a remote spot on the coast of New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a farmer (Sam Neill). She gives piano lessons to a gruff neighbor (Harvey Keitel) who has Maori tattoos on his face, and, well, things develop from there. The picture takes on a powerful dream logic that simply defies synopsis. It's a breathtakingly beautiful and original achievement from Campion, a unique stylist. The Piano won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscars for Hunt, Paquin, and Campion's screenplay. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1015
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/24/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 012236046202
Chapters
Release Date 2002
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen