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The Piano

7.4
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Original title
The Piano
Year
Running time
121 min.
Country
New Zealand New Zealand
Director
Screenwriter
Jane Campion
Music
Michael Nyman
Cinematography
Stuart Dryburgh
Cast
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Producer
Ciby 2000 / Jan Chapman Productions
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. 19th Century. Music. Disability
Synopsis / Plot
Set in 1851, a mute Scottish woman (Hunter) arrives in colonial New Zealand for an arranged marriage, with her precocious young daughter (Paquin) and beloved piano in tow. When her practical new husband (Neill) refuses to transport the piano to their home, the woman reluctantly agrees to a sexual relationship with a neighbor (Keitel) as a means of gaining access to the instrument.
Awards
1993: 3 Academy Awards: Best Actress (Hunter), Supp. Actress (Paquin) & Original Screenplay. 8 Nominations
1993: Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Holly Hunter). 6 Nominations
1993: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Hunter), Prod. Design and Costume. 10 Nominations
1993: 2 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), Best Actress (Hunter)
1993: César: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: National Board of Review: Best Actress (Holly Hunter)
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director, Actress (Hunter) & Screenplay
1993: Independent Spirit: Best Foreign Film
1993: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Film
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Hunter), Original Score & Foreign Language Film
1993: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1993: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1993: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
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