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Grand Piano (2013)

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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

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Norman Reisinger
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Patrick Godureaux
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Emma's Publicist
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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2013 (Spain)  »

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Toque de Mestre  »

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$2,964 (USA) (9 March 2014)

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$22,353 (USA) (13 April 2014)
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During its limited theatrical release, the film was screened at only one movie theater in New York City: the Quad Cinema, a Greenwich Village four-screen indie arthouse opened in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Reisinger: [encouraging a worrisome Selznick] Do what you do. And try and have some fun. And remember, it's just music.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

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Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) See more »

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Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
[Traditional]
Performed by Alice Ella
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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A calm suspense
2 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Suspenseful? -- not so much. But you will want to watch to the end because there is just enough happening to keep your attention.

This is an odd little movie with Wood playing a rather nervous pianist about to perform one of the most complex and challenging music compositions ever written. Then he discovers his life is on the line.

My problem was the constant running off and on stage during the performance because he appears to suffer more from a bowel or bladder issue. He is constantly up and down and running around throughout the concert but always back --- just in time for his piano playing! It got funny after awhile.

The set is pleasing and there aren't many surprises in the plot ... but watch to the very end because something happens!


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