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The Piano
Directed by:
Jane Campion

"The Piano" (also known as "Pleasure", "Leçon de piano, La", "Piano Lesson, The") is a Drama/Romance film directed by Jane Campion, released in the USA on October 16 of 1993 . Holly Hunter is starring, alongside Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker and Tungia Baker.

Who directed "The Piano":

The Piano was directed by Jane Campion, a New Zealander director, and writer.

Before making The Piano, Jane Campion had directed Sweetie, released in 1989. Since, he directed Holy Smoke, released in 1999, In the Cut (2003), Bright Star (2009).

When was "The Piano" released:

The Piano was initally released in the United States on Saturday, October 16, 1993. Another film released on Saturday, October 16, 1993 is Calendar (dir. Atom Egoyan). This was twenty-five (25) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 19, 1993 in Canada; Saturday, May 15, 1993 in France; Thursday, August 12, 1993 in Germany; Friday, December 17, 1993 in Spain; Thursday, January 14, 1993 in Australia and on Saturday, February 12, 1994 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Piano":

At the casting of The Piano we find Holly Hunter, previously seen in Once Around (1991) and Always (1989); Harvey Keitel (Bad Lieutenant (1992), Sister Act (1992)); Sam Neill (Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), The Rainbow Warrior (1992)) [ more... ]

  • Gordon Hatfield and Te Whatanui Skipwith, Pete Smith, Cliff Curtis, Hori Ahipene can be seen in Rapa Nui, released in 1994.
  • Mere Boynton and Ian Mune, Te Whatanui Skipwith, Pete Smith, Cliff Curtis can be seen in Once Were Warriors, released in 1994.
  • Bruce Allpress and Sam Neill, Te Whatanui Skipwith also appeared together in The Rainbow Warrior, released in 1992.
  • Sam Neill and Ian Mune have both also be seen in Sleeping Dogs, released in 1977.

What is the Storyline of "The Piano":

The Piano tells the story of a mute Scotswoman, Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), whose father sells her into marriage to a New Zealand frontiersman, Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill). She is shipped off along with her young daughter Flora McGrath (Anna Paquin). The voice that the audience hears is not her speaking voice, but her mind's voice. Ada has not spoken a word since she was six years old, expressing herself instead through her piano playing and through sign language for which her daughter has served as [...]

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