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Under the Piano (1996)

An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an ... See full summary »

Director:

Stefan Scaini

Writer:

Blair Ferguson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Plummer ... Franny Basilio
Megan Follows ... Rosetta Basilio
Teresa Stratas Teresa Stratas ... Regina Basilio
James Carroll James Carroll ... Nick
John Juliani ... Frank
Jackie Richardson ... Mrs. Syms
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Dr. Banman
Dan Lett ... Dr. Harkness
Judith Orban Judith Orban ... Hazel
Andrew Tarbet ... Orderly
Deborah Grover ... Nurse Thompson
Richard McMillan ... Dr. Davison
Tara Macri ... Michelle
Louisa Martin ... Michelle's Mother
Simone Rosenberg Simone Rosenberg ... Young Violet
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An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an over-protectiveness of her mentally ill daughter, even into the child's adulthood. But a loving sister, herself having an arm that is paralyzed, is a bastion against the limitations imposed by the mother and finally helps her sister to live a more full life. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Drama

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This is an absolutely amazing peice of cinema!
20 June 2003 | by chumpislSee all my reviews

I saw Under the Piano recently and I was blown away. The story is so stirring and touching and the acting is unbelievable. Any Megan Follows fan has to see this, she is so incredible- I have a new respect for her after seeing her performance- amazing. All the acting was amazing. Definitly a worth-while film!!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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