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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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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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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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The name of John Cusack's character is not mentioned once in the whole film, only being revealed during the end credits. 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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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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The Truth About Love
From the Album "Weirder Than Sex"
Recorded at Estudios Katanga,Vitoria
Composed and Performed by Vertigo Surround
Guitars and Lead Vocals: Eugenio Mira
Bass by Mihran Yeranosian
Lead Guitar by Bruce German Sanchez Jimenez
Drums by Vincent Teruel
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Great premise, uninspired result
16 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film that has clearly started with a high concept - like Speed but playing a piano rather than driving a bus - and the plot has been fitted round that. Having started from that fairly ludicrous premise, you might hope that the film would either embrace it and not take itself seriously, or find clever twists to add. Unfortunately it does neither. It's short enough to avoid being boring, and competently shot and acted, but really has very little to offer.

It's hard to think of the target audience for this - a run of the mill thriller based around classical music? - and I am mystified by its inclusion at the London Film Festival.


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