Rent The Piano (1993)

3.7 of 5 from 162 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
Ada - mute since birth - her nine year old daughter and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in the remote bush of nineteenth century New Zealand. Of all her belongings her husband refuses to transport the piano and it is left behind on the beach. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain with an illiterate tattooed neighbour. She may earn her piano back if she allows him to do certain things while she plays; one black key for every lesson.
Actors:
, , , , , , Tungia Baker, , , , , , , Carla Rupuha, Mahina Tunui, , , , Kirsten Batley, Tania Burney
Directors:
Producers:
Jan Chapman
Writers:
Jane Campion
Others:
Jane Campion, Lee Smith, Janet Patterson, Gethin Creagh, Andrew McAlpine, Stuart Dryburgh, Veronika Jenet, Michael Nyman, Tony Johnson
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Countries:
New Zealand
Awards:

1994 BAFTA Best Actress

1994 BAFTA Best Production Design

1994 BAFTA Best Costumes

1994 Oscar Best Actress

1994 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1994 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

1993 Cannes Palme d'Or Ex-aequo

1993 Cannes Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2006
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary from Director Jane Campion and Producer Jan Chapman
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/05/2014
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Jane Campion and Jan Chap
  • Making Of
  • Trailer
  • Audio Commentary

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Reviews (2) of The Piano

Engaging. - The Piano review by CF

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07/02/2009

Very well made film, great acting, adorable child actor, haunting soundtrack and emotion-provoking plot. A classic.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Awesome achievement - The Piano review by GO

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29/05/2019

This is a remarkable film that I have now seen 3 times and each time learnt and seen more. Recommended for reflective viewing.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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