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The Pianist, 2h24
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes French war films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Films about religion, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Michał Żebrowski

In September 1939, Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish-Jewish pianist, is playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland which caused the outbreak of World War II. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman celebrates with his posh family at home when learning that Britain and France have declared war on Germany. German troops soon enter Warsaw and the Nazi authorities implement measures to identify, isolate, financially ruin and reduce the Jewish population in Warsaw. Jews are ordered to provide their own identifying armbands with the Star of David.
The Piano
The Piano (1993)
, 2h1
Directed by Jane Campion
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano, Films about disabilities, Political films, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill, Kerry Walker, Ian Mune

A mute Scotswoman named Ada McGrath is sold by her father into marriage to a New Zealand frontiersman named Alisdair Stewart, bringing her young daughter Flora with her. The voice that the audience hears in the opening narration is "not her speaking voice, but her mind's voice". Ada has not spoken a word since she was six years old and no one, including herself, knows why. She expresses herself through her piano playing and through sign language, for which her daughter has served as the interpreter. Flora later dramatically tells two women in New Zealand that her mother has not spoken since the death of her husband who died as a result of being struck by lightning. Ada cares little for the mundane world, occupying herself for hours every day with the piano. Flora, it is later learned, is the product of a relationship with a teacher with whom Ada believed she could communicate through her mind, but who "became frightened and stopped listening," and thus left her.
Shine
Shine (1996)
, 1h45
Directed by Scott Hicks
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano, Films about psychiatry, Enfant musicien
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave, Nicholas Bell

A man (Geoffrey Rush) wanders through a heavy rainstorm finding his way into a restaurant. The restaurant's employees try to determine if he needs help. Despite his manic mode of speech being difficult to understand, Sylvia learns that his name is David Helfgott and that he is staying at a local hotel. She returns him to the hotel and despite his attempts to engage her with his musical knowledge and ownership of various musical scores, she leaves.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, 1h47
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Piano
Actors Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh-Dan Pham, Jonathan Zaccaï, Aure Atika, Gilles Cohen

Intense young "tough" Thomas Seyr is a 28-year-old real estate broker involved in shady business deals. His business partners, Fabrice and Sami, spend much of their time ruthlessly chasing squatters and illegal immigrants out of the buildings they have procured and trying to work their way around government housing regulations. Thomas is born to this kind of work; his father, Robert, is also involved in dodgy enterprises and sometimes calls upon Thomas to beat up people who refuse to pay. Tom shows a protective and defensive attitude toward his father who doesn't always appreciate what his son does for him–so much so that when his father introduces his new girlfriend to Tom, Tom undermines her to her face, and insults her to his father, insisting she is an opportunistic "whore." Later, when he tries to enlist her help to watch over his father, she tells him they broke up due to Robert changing his attitude and she is aware of Tom's backstabbing because Robert told her. Robert by this time is in danger from a Russian gangster, Minskov (Anton Yakovlev) who scammed him out of 300,000 Euros and Tom is worried for his safety.
The Fabulous Baker Boys, 1h54
Directed by Steven Kloves
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Piano
Actors Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Xander Berkeley, Jennifer Tilly, Dakin Matthews

The Fabulous Baker Boys, Jack (Jeff Bridges) and Frank (Beau Bridges), are brothers living in Seattle, making a living playing in lounges and music bars, their gimmick being that they play intricate jazz and pop-flavored duets on matching grand pianos. Frank handles the business aspect while Jack, single, attractive, and more talented as a player, feels disillusioned and bored with the often hackneyed material they play. He is, nonetheless, able to live a comfortable and responsibility-free existence because of Frank's management, sleeping where and with whom he pleases. Frank has a wife and family he adores, but Jack has no personal connections in his private life, other than Eddie, his soulful but aging Black Labrador, and Nina, the lonely child of a single mom living in his building, who walks Eddie and takes piano lessons from Jack. In all other respects, professionally and personally, Jack's life is a series of empty one-night stands. Now and again, he plays the challenging music he really cares about at a local jazz club.
The Piano Teacher, 2h10
Directed by Michael Haneke
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano, Erotic thriller films
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot, Susanne Lothar, Eva Green, Udo Samel

Erika Kohut is a piano professor at a Vienna music conservatory. Although already in her forties, she still lives in an apartment with her domineering mother; her father is a long-standing resident in a psychiatric asylum.
The Eddy Duchin Story, 2h3
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Piano
Actors Kim Novak, Tyrone Power, Victoria Shaw, James Whitmore, Shepperd Strudwick, Jack Albertson

Fresh out of pharmacy school, young Eddy Duchin travels to New York in the 1920s to take a job playing piano for bandleader Leo Reisman's orchestra. But upon arrival, Eddy learns there is no such job.
En équilibre, 1h30
Directed by Denis Dercourt
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Films about horses, Films about classical music and musicians, Piano, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Film équestre français
Actors Albert Dupontel, Cécile de France, Marie Bäumer, Patrick Mille, Laure Calamy, Marianne Groves

Marc, cascadeur équestre, se retrouve en chaise roulante à la suite d'un accident sur un tournage,une mauvaise chute, jeté à bas de son cheval Othello. Florence est chargée du dossier d'indemnisation par la compagnie d'assurances. Mais Marc refuse le compromis proposé. De son côté, Florence supporte de plus en plus difficilement les pressions exercées par sa compagnie à l'encontre de Marc qu'elle va finalement protéger de la malhonnêteté des assureurs. Elle se prend de sympathie puis d'affection puis d'amour pour Marc déterminé à remonter sur son cheval et qui va lui redonner la passion du piano.
Song of Love, 1h59
Directed by Clarence Brown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker, Henry Daniell, Leo G. Carroll, Elsa Janssen

Fictionalized romance in the 19th century of musicians Clara Wieck Schumann (Katharine Hepburn), Robert Schumann (Paul Henreid) and Johannes Brahms (Robert Walker). Clara gives up her thriving career as a concert pianist to devote herself to her struggling composer husband Robert. Unable to cope with disappointment and failure, Robert dies in an asylum, leaving poor Clara to cope with seven children and mounting debts.
Blind Date
Blind Date (2015)
, 1h28
Directed by Clovis Cornillac
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Piano
Actors Mélanie Bernier, Clovis Cornillac, Lilou Fogli, Philippe Duquesne, Grégoire Oestermann, Oscar Copp

D'un côté de la cloison, un créateur de casse-têtes, investi, taciturne et misanthrope qui ne peut travailler que dans le calme complet. De l'autre, une jeune pianiste fraîchement installée dans son nouvel appartement. Elle prépare un concours important et doit beaucoup répéter pour le réussir. Entre eux, une cloison minuscule, créant une cohabitation forcée, sonore et aveugle. Après de multiples tentatives de se repousser, ils se mettent d'accord sur des périodes d'utilisation de leur espace sonore. Le temps aidant, ils décident « de vivre ensemble » sans se voir. La perplexité de leurs entourages proches se mue en reconnaissance. La date du concours se rapproche et leurs relations se tendent.
Tokyo Sonata, 1h59
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Piano, Enfant musicien
Actors Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Kanji Tsuda, Igawa Haruka, Kōji Yakusho, Kai Inowaki

Tokyo Sonata is about a middle-class family in Tokyo, the Sasakis, which consists of Ryūhei Sasaki, his wife Megumi, and their two sons Takashi and Kenji.
The Legend of 1900, 2h3
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Piano, Films based on plays
Actors Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn, Clarence Williams III, Peter Vaughan

The story is told in medias res as a series of flashbacks. Max Tooney, a musician, enters a secondhand music shop just before closing time, broke and badly in need of money. He has only a Conn trumpet, which he sells for less than he had hoped. Clearly torn at parting from his prized possession, he asks to play it one last time. The shopkeeper agrees, and as the musician plays, the shopkeeper immediately recognizes the song from a broken record matrix he found inside a recently acquired secondhand piano. He asks who the piece is by, and Max tells him the story of 1900.
Letter from an Unknown Woman, 1h26
Directed by Max Ophüls
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Piano, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Erskine Sanford, Marcel Journet, Betty Blythe, Art Smith

In Vienna in the early twentieth century, Lisa (Joan Fontaine), a teenager living in an apartment complex, becomes fascinated by a new tenant, concert pianist Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan). Stefan is making a name for himself through energetic performances. Lisa becomes obsessed with Stefan, staying up late to listen to him play, and sneaking into his apartment and admiring him from a distance. Despite her actions, they only meet once and Stefan takes little notice of her.
Shoot the Piano Player, 1h18
Directed by François Truffaut
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Piano
Actors Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier, Albert Rémy, Jean-Jacques Aslanian

A washed-up classical pianist, Charlie Kohler/Edouard Saroyan (Charles Aznavour), bottoms out after his wife's suicide — stroking the keys in a Parisian dive bar. The waitress, Lena (Marie Dubois), is falling in love with Charlie, who it turns out is not who he says he is. When his brothers get in trouble with gangsters, Charlie inadvertently gets dragged into the chaos and is forced to rejoin the family he once fled.
The Competition, 2h5
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Piano
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick, Sam Wanamaker, Joseph Cali, Priscilla Pointer

Paul Dietrich is an extremely gifted but disillusioned classical pianist running out of time to prove himself. He logically knows it is time to give up his attempts to enter piano competitions and instead accept a salaried position as a music teacher. Paul also needs to help his mother and his seriously ill father, but he decides to travel to San Francisco for an international piano competition. Doing so could cost him his job waiting for him in Chicago; nevertheless, he wants to try his luck for the last time before passing the age limit to compete.