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

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1417020059
  • ISBN: 9781417020058
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color with black and white 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, Władysław > Drama.
Jews > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Warsaw > Personal narratives.
Jewish musicians > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.

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