- Original title
- The Pianist (Le Pianiste)
- Running time
- 148 min.
- United Kingdom
- Ronald Harwood. Book: Wladyslaw Szpilman
- Adrien Brody
- Thomas Kretschmann
- Maureen Lipman
- Ed Stoppard
- Emilia Fox
- Frank Finlay
- Julia Rayner
- Jessica Kate Meyer
- Morgane Polanski
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- Co-production United Kingdom-France-Poland-Germany;
- Drama | II World War. Nazism. Holocaust. Music. Biography. Historical
- 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.
- Rankings Position
2002: 3 Oscar: Best Director, Actor (Adrien Brody), Adapted Screenplay. 7 Nominations2002: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Picture and Actor Drama (Adrien Brody)2002: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)2002: 2 BAFTA Awards : Best Film and Director. 7 Nominations, including Best Actor2002: 7 Cesar Awards including Best Movie, Actor, Director. 10 Nominations2002: European Film Awards: Best Cinematography. 4 Nominations
- Critics' reviews
"The movie lacks those specific personal moments that pull an audience into a story and let them identify with a character"
"One of Polanski's best films"
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