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The Legend of 1900


The Legend of 1900 From Guiseppe Tornatore, director of the Academy Award-winning ''Cinema Paradiso'', comes a remarkable fable about a boy raised on a steam ship who never once sets foot on land.

Tim Roth (''Pulp Fiction'', ''Rob Roy'') stars as ''1900'', who grows up during dozens of journeys across the sea, discovering that he can do absolutely anything he wants within the confines of the ship he calls home. Anything, that is, except be ordinary.

On the very first day of the brand new century, a baby boy is found on the Virginian, a ship that ferries immigrants from Europe to the USA. Danny Boodman (Bill Nunn - ''Sister Act'', ''Money Train''), a coal room worker, discovers the abandoned newborn in a lemon crate in the first-class cabin. He christens the boy Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900, but the boy becomes known simply as 1900.

The story of 1900 is told by his best friend, the trumpeter in the ship's band, Max (Pruitt Taylor Vince - ''Heavy'', ''The Cell''). Through his eyes we see 1900 growing up on the ship, becoming a virtuoso pianist, so legendary that even ''Jelly Roll'' Morton, the inventor of jazz, comes on board to challenge him to a piano-duel.

Max tells of 1900's extraordinary abillity to reveal the stories of the passengers though his music, and he unfolds the tale of 1900's consuming love for a beautiful girl in third class, whose presence inspires his sole piano recording. And through Max we discover the stunning truth that will keep 1900 in the realm of fairy tales and stories forever.

125 minutes, No persons under 10 (Language).
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CastTim Roth Pruitt, Taylor Vince, Melanie Thierry, Bill Nunn, Peter Vaughan, Niall O'Brien, Gabrielle Lavia, Alberto Vazquez
DirectorGuiseppe Tornatore
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro

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