- Original title
The Pianist (Le Pianiste)
- Running time
- 148 min.
- United Kingdom
Ronald Harwood (Book: Wladyslaw Szpilman)
Jessica Kate Meyer
Co-production United Kingdom-France-Poland-Germany; R.P. Productions / Heritage Films / Studio Babelsberg / Runteam Ltd
Drama | II World War. Nazism. Holocaust. Music. Biography. Historical
- Synopsis / Plot
- The film is adapted from the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who detailed his survival during World War II. A composer and a pianist, he played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. During the brutal occupation, he eluded deportation and remained in the devastated Warsaw ghetto. There, he struggled to stay alive even when cast away from those he loved. He would eventually reclaim his artistic gifts and confront his fears, with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.
: 3 Oscar: Best Director, Actor (Adrien Brody), Adapted Screenplay. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Picture and Actor Drama (Adrien Brody)
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
: 2 BAFTA Awards : Best Film and Director. 7 Nominations, including Best Actor
: 7 Cesar Awards including Best Movie, Actor, Director. 10 Nominations
: David of Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Goya Awards: Best European Movie
: European Film Awards: Best Cinematography. 4 Nominations
: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Adrien Brody)
2002: Chicago Film Critics Association: 3 Nom., including Best Picture & Director
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