With it's mixture of happiness and pain, love ands envy, it can be said that 'The Piano' is a film without fault. Set in the 19th centaury it is a story of a dumb woman and her daughter. Ada is married off to a successful landowner in New-Zealand, but of all of her possessions her husband will not bring is her beloved piano. The piano has replaced her vioce and love and since she lost it six years previously and Ada feels useless without it. A neighbour decides to retrieve the abandoned piano and claim it for his own. He strikes a deal with Ada so that he can do certain things to her whilst she plays. The story spirals into a storm of lust, envy, anger, pain and love. With an unforgettable finish to a beautiful film this is a wonderful picture indeed. The film has a stunning soundtrack with some amazing piano pieces which keep emotions riding high right until the end of the final credits. There is superb acting by Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel and Sam Neill all wonderfully directed by Jane Campion,
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