The piano [videorecording] / LIVE Entertainment ; Miramax Films ; CIBY 2000 presents a Jan Chapman production ; a film by Jane Campion ; producer, Jan Chapman ; written and directed by Jane Campion.
Other Titles: Piano (Motion picture).
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, c1999.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Man-woman relationships New Zealand Drama.
Mothers and daughters New Zealand Drama.
Mute persons New Zealand Drama.
Adultery New Zealand Drama.
Pianists New Zealand Drama.
New Zealand Social life and customs 19th century Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Music, Michael Nyman ; editor, Veronika Jenet ; director of photography, Stuart Dryburgh ; associate producer, Mark Turnbull ; executive producer for CIBY 2000, Alain Depardieu.
Performers: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, Genevieve Lemon.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Includes widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1) and standard formats.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Special features include: Interactive menus ; scene access ; theatrical trailer ; production notes ; cast & crew information.
Summary: A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.