The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

  1. Giuseppe Tornatore

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Alessandro Baricco


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tim Roth

    Tim Roth

    Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900'

  2. Pruitt Taylor Vince

    Pruitt Taylor Vince

    Max Tooney

  3. Mélanie Thierry

    Mélanie Thierry

    das Mädchen

  4. Bill Nunn

    Bill Nunn

    Danny Boodmann

  5. Gabriele Lavia

    Gabriele Lavia


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The Legend of 1900
The Legend of 1900



Original Title La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 28, 1998


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 50m

Budget $9,000,000.00

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