Ennio Morricone

The Legend of 1900

La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano

Tim Roth stars as ‘1900’, a man who was discovered abandoned on a steamliner as a baby.

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Italy 1998
Dir Giuseppe Tornatore
With Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Melanie Thierry
125min
Digital
With some English subtitles
Certificate PG

After the huge success of Cinema Paradiso, Morricone continued to work with Tornatore until his death in 2020. The director’s first English-language film sees Tim Roth as ‘1900’, a man who was discovered abandoned on a steamliner as a baby: flashbacks recount how he grew up on board without knowing the outside world, but with an extraordinary talent as a pianist.