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The Pianist (1991)

Not Rated | | Romance | 31 January 1992 (Canada)
Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Gagnon

Writers:

Claude Gagnon, Ann Ireland (novel)
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Credited cast:
Gail Travers ... Jean
Macha Grenon ... Colette
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda ... Yoshi
Dorothée Berryman ... Samantha
Maury Chaykin ... Cody
Ralph Allison Ralph Allison ... Martin
Carl Alacchi ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Apergis
Elaine Church Elaine Church ... Aunt Ruth
Ariane Cordeau Ariane Cordeau
John Fucile John Fucile
Howard Storey ... Uncle Charlie
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Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is set during the family's reunion on Vancouver Island and flashes back and forth over the last 10 years. By coincidence, Yoshi who is now a world famous Pianist is giving a concert in Vancouver and Amy is anxious to see him again but her sister curiously is not at all interested. The girls explore old passions, stalking, sibling rivalry and wrong life choice based on the fantasies of their youth. When Amy discovers her sister over the years, had nearly 7 or 8 sexual encounters with Yoshi, she is devastated. Inspite of the fact that Amy had chosen a career path which relocated her to New York City in order to increase her chances of a possible relationship with the handsome, exotic and gifted former neighbour, she never did meet Yoshi so her passions for him continued to smolder right up to the time of ... Written by D. R. (Dale) Cooper <dalecooer@writeme.com>

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Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Excellent reflection on human nature and infatuation on pianist.
30 May 2001 | by nnchungSee all my reviews

On encountering with the movie "The pianist" I for the first time felt what genuine infatuation and obsession meant on human nature. It is true after all. This film is set in Vancouver Island, Canada, life of rich family and neighborhood. It reflects how fragile humanity can be and how obsessive young teenagers can become at a stage of puberty.

It's well constructed. Although I'm not obsessive in recommending this movie to people, it was worth awhile to watch it off the curiosity. If you are interested in experiencing a bit of Japanese culture and young girl's extraordinary crush on young pianist, watch the film. However, I warn you.......It'll leave you a tingling feeling through out the whole film.....Watch out. It's your choice.


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Country:

Canada | Japan

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El pianista See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD4,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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