The Piano

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The Piano

love triangle adultery sexuality jealousy beach culture clash isolation strangeness violent husband new zealand maori arranged marriage settler wilderness secret love mute pianist playing piano woman director sign languages piano 19th century severed finger mother daughter relationship

The Piano

Release Date: May 19, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   New South Wales Film & Television Office, Jan Chapman Productions, Australian Film Commission, CiBy 2000
Director    :   Jane Campion
Producers    :   Jan Chapman, Mark Turnbull, Alain Depardieu
Writers    :   Jane Campion
RunTime    :   116 mins.
Budget    :   7000000
Revenue    :   116700000

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.




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