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Jun 4, 2004

The Piano

Mind blowing photography! It is one of the best aspects of the film. Set in NewZealand, it is a story of a mute woman, who is an excellent piano player, sent to NewZealand by an arranged marriage. She takes the piano with her but is forced to leave it on the beach she landed as it was too heavy to carry to her new husband's home, deep in the forest.

The film thrives on the bond between the woman and her piano and how far she'd go to have it by her side. It is also an interesting portrayal of new European settlers in NewZealand and their relationships with the native Maoris. I am not one who is drawn much towards intense emotional drama involving two or three people, so if you like that kind of story this one is definitely for you.