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The Piano

A Feature film by Jane Campion

Release in France : 19/05/1993

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-production :

Ciby 2000

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

Foreign production company :

Jan chapman productions

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Synopsis

Ada, her nine year old daughter and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in the remote bush of nineteen 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 tatooed neighbour. She may earn her piano back if she allows him to do certain things while she plays ; one black key for every lesson. The arrangement draws all three deeper and deeper into a complex emotional sexual bond remarkable for its naive passion and frightening disregard for limits...

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12/11/2015

The Piano

Official trailer

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Jean-Claude Fleury

Screenwriter :

Jane Campion

Sound Recordist :

Lee Smith

Editor :

Veronika Jenet

Music Composer :

Michael Nyman

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Line Producer :

Alain Depardieu

Director of Photography :

Stuart Dryburgh

Press Attachés (film) :

Pascal Launay, Jean-Pierre Vincent

Production Designer :

Andrew McAlpine

Costume designer :

Janet Patterson

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Love

Production language :

English, Sign language, Maori

Coproducer countries :

Australia, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Minority French (Australia, France)

Production year :

1993

French release :

19/05/1993

Runtime :

2 h

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

82.604

Visa issue date :

05/07/1993

Approval :

No

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Dolby A

Director

Festival Selections (3)

Academy Awards - 1994

Academy Awards (United States, 1994)

Selection (7)

Nomination for Best Cinematography : Stuart Dryburgh

Nomination for Best Costume Design : Janet Patterson

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jane Campion

Nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Part : Anna Paquin

Nomination for Best Actress in Leading Role : Holly Hunter

Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Jane Campion

Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Cannes International Film Festival - 1993

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1993)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards (3)

Academy Awards - 1994

Academy Awards (United States, 1994)

Awards (3)

Oscar for Best Original Screenplay : Jane Campion

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role : Anna Paquin

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role : Holly Hunter

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Awards

César Award for Best Foreign Feature

Cannes International Film Festival - 1993

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1993)

Awards (2)

Award for Best actress : Holly Hunter

Palme d’Or