The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
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The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
On the 1st of January in 1900, Danny Boodmann (Bill Nunn), the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America, finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him. Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. The young '1900' manages to hide again despite threats from the captain. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able to read the notes, and he soon becomes a virtuoso whose reputation spreads beyond the confines of the ship.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"an interesting mess"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Nearly a masterpiece"
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Deserves consideration as one of the best bad movies (or perhaps one of the worst good movies) ever produced."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"An imaginative fable about modernity."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"by every definition, a beautiful film: it's lovely to look at--and perhaps even moreso to listen to; and the acting is exquisite."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A good-spirited fable ... it's the type of movie that either you'll love or you'll hate. Count me in the former category."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"There are moments of absolute magic."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Perhaps the story is wonderful, but it does not make much sense. Nineteen Hundred remains the same character from beginning to end."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International