CFS Online Second Season – Reactions to God of the Piano

The lowest appreciation score of our CFS Online season so far for God of the Piano at 60.4%. A mixed bag of comments ranging from ‘gripping’ and ‘absorbing’ to ‘implausible’ and ‘slightly ridiculous’. The music was enjoyed with many favourable comments. Some of your comments:

  • Wonderful film, captivating from beginning to end, thought provoking with beautiful music throughout.
  • Shocking, thought provoking, challenging. Music was great.
  • This was never boring with lovely music. However, I really cannot believe a mother would swap her baby. Even if she did, I think she would have so much guilt that she would forever be trying to find out what had happened to her birth child – not just many years after the birth.
  • Slightly unrealistic, but frightening parental pressure. Light dawned at the end.
  • Enjoyable, especially after Supernova, but no masterpiece unlike the music!
  • Held the attention, and a good portrait of a competitive mother, although it stretched the bounds of credibility that no-one spotted that she’d taken the wrong baby!
  • Disturbing portrayal of misogyny and a woman attempt to get her father’s approval.
  • Well acted & filmed though slightly claustrophobic.
  • Understated, subtle, absorbing.
  • It was a gripping story line and the actors were all very convincing.
  • Interesting idea – but left hanging at the end.
  • A rather flat note! Loses its purpose in a rather weak plot line with no redeeming characters.
  • A bit slow to develop. Music a bit naff.
  • Rather frustrating as did not find the storyline believable.
  • Lots of questions raised in the film – but very few answers delivered. Unsatisfying.
  • Very obscure to understand the meaning of the storyline I had to read reviews to be able to decode its enigmatic ending.
  • Interesting idea, but storyline very disjointed.
  • I struggled right from the outset with the implausible idea of the baby swap going completely undetected, and found the storyline rather disjointed overall. The music was the high spot for me.
  • Long winded, stilted photography that went nowhere.
  • Engaging enough, but very predictable ending and a film that really didn’t go anywhere. And the erotic episodes served no discernible purpose from what I could see!
  • Slightly ridiculous story line, main character you could not identify with at any level, not much to commend it.