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The Piano

A Feature film by Jane Campion

Release in France : 19/05/1993

    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

    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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    International releases (24)

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    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 Motion Picture of the Year

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Jane Campion

    Nomination for Best Actress in Leading Role : Holly Hunter

    Nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Part : Anna Paquin

    Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jane Campion

    Nomination for Best Costume Design : Janet Patterson

    Nomination for Best Cinematography : Stuart Dryburgh

    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 Leading Role : Holly Hunter

    Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role : Anna Paquin

    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