The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900

  • Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Writer: Alessandro Baricco,Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Countries of origin: Italy
  • Language: English, French, Italian
  • Release date: October 28, 1998
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Легенда про піаніста посеред океану
  • "The Legend of 1900" is a feature film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Timothy Simon Smith , Bill Nunn and Mélanie Thierry . It was released in Italy on October 28, 1998.
    The film is adapted from Alessandro Baricco's literary script " 1900: Monologue ". It tells the legend of an abandoned baby named "1900" who became a piano master on an ocean liner and became a piano master. 
    The 4K restored version of the film was released in mainland China on November 15, 2019. 


    • Release date October 28, 1998
    • Filming locations Odessa, Ukraine
    • Production companies Sciarlò, Medusa Film

    Box office


    $9,000,000 (estimated)

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    • By Thaddeus 2022-08-03 19:17:50

      "Sea Pianist" Tells the Life of a Piano Genius Legend

      Max saw 1900 on the ship that was about to be blown up. The opening remarks are the same as the original sentence. In the end, 1900 chose to stay at sea and blew up and sank with the ship.

      He told Max that he didn't choose to set foot on land that time, but turned back to the boat not because of what he saw, but because of what he didn't see. Not the city in front of you. but an unseen future. "Stop in the unknown."

      When Max left in tears, 1900 stopped him twice. He was...

    • By Morris 2022-07-25 16:14:46

      The Legend of 1900--Existentialism in Life

      The Pianist at Sea is really a great movie. The soundtrack is also very nice. I like this kind of inspirational creation. I would like to pay great tribute to the outstanding creator of this film! When I tried to put the image of the male protagonist, "1900," on paper, I found it futile. The brilliance of the story can only be experienced in the movie. The film's description of the protagonist...

    • By Katheryn 2022-07-13 20:18:37

      Pianist at Sea: A Soul-Breaking Poetic Journey Movie

      The plot of "The Pianist at Sea" is like the tide of the blue sea, climax after climax. Playing while the piano slides freely in the stormy weather, and the children's self-taught performances shocking a boatload of people, are just the foreshadowing of the masters. Jerry, the self-proclaimed "grandfather of jazz," got on board to compete on the piano in 1900, and the level of excitement was comparable to the most intense gunfights. It's a soul-stirring, poetic journey...

    • By Annalise 2022-04-23 07:02:40

      When loving life and disgusting life become one thing

      When loving life and disgusting life become one thing

      ——"The Pianist at Sea" and the Evil Infinity of Life

      text = empty language

      "I thought I was always learning how to live, but I just learned how to die." - Leonardo da Vinci

      "There is only one heroism in the world: to see the world as it is and to love it." -Romain Rolland

      For those who love life, the first sentence seems unreasonable, and the second...

    • By Dayton 2022-04-23 07:02:40

      If you have music in your heart, where can you not be free?

      In 1900, he never got off the boat in his whole life. He was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Sri Lanka, and was finally buried in Sri Lanka! But he has unlimited freedom in a limited space! Just like the old peasant who played the accordion, when he heard the cry of the sea, he felt that he was free. In 1900, too, when he was with the piano and made friends with music, he was extremely free and happy. isn't it? There is music in the heart, where is there no...

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    • By Beau 2022-11-18 19:36:37

      land should not ask me to...

    • By Robb 2022-09-22 10:38:45

      Although it is very commercial, many people like to read it. But it is estimated that many people still do not understand it. Just like some people see outsiders, many people do not think about things when they see things, and they cannot feel...

    • By Leopold 2022-09-17 13:23:43

      Looking back after many years, the choice of whether 1900 should get off the ship is not important anymore. Everyone will naturally have different opinions at different stages of life. The important thing is that this is a really worth watching on the big screen #livemustwatchmovie #, From the story, photography, performance to music, it's all perfect, ready to re-brush the Dolby or giant screen...

    • By Aurore 2022-09-10 02:18:07

      The king in the minimalist world He is not cowardly, but he knows how to choose and choose. He knows that there are not many things he can control in life. 88 piano keys, the ultimate technique, the distance from the bow to the stern, an old friend who plays a trumpet, and a relationship that is doomed to never go ashore. And the long years of loneliness, that's what his life is all...

    • By Khalil 2022-09-05 10:59:59

      Many people told me they cried after watching it. So I also really wanted to be hypocritical, but after that, I fell asleep N times for no...

    Movie plot

      On the first day of 1900, on the Virginian cruise ship between Europe and the United States, when Danny Boardman (Bill Nunn) , the worker in charge of adding coal to the cruise ship, was trying to pick up the food left by the rich , But accidentally found an abandoned newborn on the piano, packed in an empty cardboard box of TD brand lemons. Since he firmly believed that "TD" represented the abbreviation of Thanks Danny, Danny...
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    Behind the scenes

    The exterior design of the ship in the film was inspired by RMS Lusitania and its sisters. The dance hall where the piano played in 1900 had a similar round roof.
    Filming "The Legend of 1900" made Tim visit Italy for the first time in his life. It was not Tonadore who convinced him, but the monologue "1900: Monologue". This fictional story about an unknown pianist moved him .
    Although Timothy Simon Smith didn't know how to play the...
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    Evaluation action

    The plot of "The Legend of 1900" resembles a blue sea, with climax wave after wave. In the violent storm, while allowing the piano to slide freely while playing, the children's performance without a teacher shocked the people on the boat. These are just the master's foreshadowing. Jerry, who claims to be the "Master of Jazz", boarded the boat and competed on the piano in 1900. The excitement was comparable to the most intense gunfight....
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    Movie quotes

    • Max: What is wrong with you?

      1900: I can't help it. Music makes me cry.

    • Max: I often thought about him during the war; if only 1900 were here, who knows what he'd do, what he'd say. 'Fuck war' he'd say. But somehow, coming from me, it wasn't the same.

    • 1900: And fuck jazz, too.