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The pianist [videorecording] / a Roman Polanski film ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood.

Polanski, Roman. (Added Author). Benmussa, Robert. (Added Author). Sarde, Alain, 1952- (Added Author). Harwood, Ronald, 1934- (Added Author). Brody, Adrien. (Added Author). Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962- (Added Author). Szpilman, Wladyslaw. þSmierþc miasta. (Added Author). R.P. Productions. (Added Author). Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland) (Added Author). Studio Babelsberg. (Added Author). Runteam Ltd. (Added Author). Studio Canal+. (Added Author). Focus Features. (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown ADVD PIANIST (Text) 79361000097954 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Covington-Veedersburg Public Library-Covington DVD PIA (Text) 32572000397083 CVBPLC DVD Section Available -
Covington-Veedersburg Public Library-Veedersburg DVD-R PIA (Text) 32808000242949 CVBPLV DVD Rated R Section Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon DVD DRAMA PIA (Text) 30653003509478 Adult Drama dvd Reshelving -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange DVD DRAMA (Text) 30477100351406 Main Floor: DVD Available -
Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Monticello DVD PIANIST (Text) 37743002117739 Adult Video DVD Available -
Petersburg Library - Main Branch VIDEO DVD 910 (Text) 38650833317074 Adult Videos Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library DVD Pianist (Text) 31208911913079 audiovisual Available -
Seymour Main Library DVD FIC PIA (Text) 37500003462799 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1417020059
  • ISBN: 9781417020058
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Focus Features : [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book þSmierþc miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
"A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard.
Participant or Performer Note: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann.
Piano solos performed by Janusz Olenjniczak ; music performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala.
Summary, etc.: Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
System Details Note: DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Language Note: Closed-captioned. English or French soundtracks; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note: Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Roman Polanski), and Best Screenplay (Ronald Harwood) for 2002. Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2002. R-rating.
Subject: Szpilman, Wladyslaw > Drama.
Jews > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Warsaw > Personal narratives.
Jewish musicians > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Genre: Feature films.

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