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The Piano

The Piano
  • 1993
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Written by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill
  • Language: English, Māori, British Sign Language

Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as a means to regaining her treasured instrument. Impeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s.

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