The Pianist | 2002

Drama, Adaptation
An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A ...more
Director: Roman Polanski
Awards: 3 Oscar wins. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Wladyslaw Szpilman

Actor

... Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

Actor

... The Father

Actor

... The Mother

Actor

... Dorota

Actor

... Henryk

Actor

... Regina

Actor

... Halina

Actor

... Janina

Actor

... Jurek

Actor

... SS Officer who slaps the father

Actor

... Mr. Lipa

Actor

Company

Canal Plus Poland

Production Company

Heritage Films

Production Company

Hermitage Films

Production Company

Les Films Alain Sarde

Production Company

Planeta 2010

Production Company

Polanski Productions, Roman

Production Company

Synopsis

An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. There, in Poland, Szpilman struggled to stay alive--even when cast away from those he loved. He spent the duration of the war hiding in the ruins of Warsaw and scavenging for food and shelter. Szpilman eventually reclaimed his artistic gifts, and confronted his fears--with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.

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