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Mar 14, 2005


From the director of Cinema Paradiso, another movie pulling at the same emotional chords. But this time, an unlikely story about a man who was found on top of a piano, as a baby. The piano itself was inside a passenger cruise ship and the man becomes a master pianist who refuses to leave the ship for the rest of his life.

It is one of those films cast in the sugary idyllic mold, got too sugary and idyllic for my tastes. Btw 1900 is the name of the pianist given to him by his adopted father, a black ship mate as he was born in that year. It is a very Disneyesque movie, in a larger canvas meant for adults.