Piano, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Victorian England period piece, Female Lead, Female Director

Brief Synopsis: "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 only be won through her beloved piano."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1993: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Holly Hunter (Ada McGrath)
  • Harvey Keitel (George Baines)
  • Sam Neill (Alisdair Stewart)
  • Anna Paquin (Flora McGrath)
  • Tungia Baker (Hira)
  • Kerry Walker (Aunt Morag)
  • Ian Mune (Reverend)
  • Cliff Curtis (Mana)
  • Geneviève Lemon (Nessie)
  • Pete Smith (Hone)
  • Te Whatanui Skipwith (Chief Nihe)
  • Jane Campion (Director)