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The pianist / a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; 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.

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). Finlay, Frank, 1926-2016 (Added Author). Lipman, Maureen. (Added Author). Fox, Emilia, 1974- (Added Author). Stoppard, Ed. (Added Author). Rayner, Julia. (Added Author). Meyer, Jessica Kate. (Added Author). Edelman, Pawel, 1958- (Added Author). Kilar, Wojciech. (Added Author). Szpilman, Władysław. Śmierć 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). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer. (Cast).
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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville DVD ADULT-F PIANIST 910 (Text) 34706001042698 DVD Fiction Checked out 07/01/2020
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Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville DVD PIANIST (Text) 38301000018023 DVD Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0783292651
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen version.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Universal, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
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 Roamn 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 ; production designer, Allan Starski.
Participant or Performer Note:
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.
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:
Rated R; for violence and brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; English, French or Spanish soundtracks, optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Szpilman, Władysław.
Jews > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Warsaw > Personal narratives.
Jewish musicians > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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