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The Pianist

YEAR 1999
PRODUCED BY Massa Dór Produccion Cinematografiques i Audiovisuals SL, Film Stock Investment SA
DIRECTED BY Mario Gas
SCREENPLAY BY Mario Gas, André Grall, Gustavo Hernández
STARRING Jordi Mollá, Pere Ponce, Paulina Gálvez, Joan Dalmau, Xavier Deluc
MUSIC BY Carles Santos

Two pianist friends in Barcelona (Doria and Rossell) meet in Paris in the 30’s in the prime of their youth and become part of the musical avant garde of the time. There they fall in love with the same girl. They are both very talented but the Spanish Civil War beaks out and Rossell decides to fight for the Republican cause whilst Doria stays in Paris, claiming that his cause is music.

Forty years later the meet up again in a seedy cabaret in Barcelona’s red-light district. Rossell is the pianist who accompanies the transvestite acts. Doria arrives surrounded by fans. Will they be able to re-establish the friendship of their youth?

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