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The Piano

One of the most critically acclaimed and highly awarded films of the year, 'The Piano' arouses erotic passions and vengeful jealousies when Ada, a young mute woman (Holly Hunter), is desired by two men - her husband by an arranged marriage (Sam Neill) and the husband's darkly intense neighbor (Harvey Keitel). Violent emotions erupt, but only one man understands that Ada's heart can ...

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Released: Aug 12th, 1993
Budget: $7,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

The Piano Main Cast

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Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
plays Ada McGrath
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
plays George Baines
Sam Neill
Sam Neill
plays Alisdair Stewart
Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
plays Flora McGrath
Kerry Walker
Kerry Walker
plays Aunt Morag
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Holly Hunter played most of the piano sequences herself.
  • The last movie Nirvana Frontman Kurt Cobain watched before he died.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When the boat leaves the island, Ada trails her hand in the water, which is still and calm. On long shots, it is foaming from the action of the oars, and the boat on the water.
  • Before deciding on Holly Hunter, Jane Campion met with several actresses in England, France and the US for the role of Ada. Among the actresses she considered were Sigourney Weaver, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche and Madeleine Stowe.
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