The Pianist

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Directed by: Roman Polanski Sylvette Baudrot Caroline Veyssière Weronika Migoń Zbigniew Gruz Anna Zenowicz
Genres: Drama, War,
Production Company: Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FFF Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA,

The Pianist - Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 17-09-2002
  • Runtime: 150 Minutes
  • Popularity: 42.44
  • Vote Count: 8,671
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4
  • Budget: USD 35,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 192,700,000
  • Region: France ( FR ), Germany ( DE ), Poland ( PL ), United Kingdom ( GB ),
  • Homepage: http://www.thepianistmovie.com/






Photo Name Character
Adrien Brody - Azwaad Movie Database Adrien Brody Władysław 'Władek' Szpilman
Thomas Kretschmann - Azwaad Movie Database Thomas Kretschmann Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Frank Finlay - Azwaad Movie Database Frank Finlay Father
Maureen Lipman - Azwaad Movie Database Maureen Lipman Mother
Emilia Fox - Azwaad Movie Database Emilia Fox Dorota
Ed Stoppard - Azwaad Movie Database Ed Stoppard Henryk Szpilman
Julia Rayner - Azwaad Movie Database Julia Rayner Regina Szpilman
Jessica Kate Meyer - Azwaad Movie Database Jessica Kate Meyer Halina Szpilman
Michal Zebrowski - Azwaad Movie Database Michal Zebrowski Jurek
Wanja Mues - Azwaad Movie Database Wanja Mues SS Slapping Father
Photo Name Department
Celestia Fox-Production Celestia Fox Production (Casting)
Wojciech Kilar-Sound Wojciech Kilar Sound (Original Music Composer)
Roman Polanski-Directing Roman Polanski Directing (Director)
Roman Polanski-Production Roman Polanski Production (Producer)
Ronald Harwood-Writing Ronald Harwood Writing (Screenplay)
Robert Benmussa-Production Robert Benmussa Production (Producer)
Alain Sarde-Production Alain Sarde Production (Producer)
Paweł Edelman-Camera Paweł Edelman Camera (Director of Photography)
Allan Starski-Art Allan Starski Art (Production Design)
Hervé de Luze-Editing Hervé de Luze Editing (Editor)

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