The Pianist

Pianista, 2002, 148 min.

The Pianist (2002)

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Academy Award Oscars
Best Director, Best Actor for Adrien Brody
and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ronald Harwood

Cannes Film Festival
Golden Palm

Best Film and David Lean Award for Direction

Bermuda IFF
Audience Choice Award

Cesar Award, France
Best Film and Best Director and Best Production Design for Allan Starski, Best Cinematography for Pawel Edelman,  Best Music Written for a Film for Wojciech Kilar, Best Sond for Jean-Marie Blondel, Gerard Hardy and Dean Humphreys

David di Donatello Award
Best Foreign Film


Director Roman Polanski
Screenplay Ronald Harwood (based on a book by Wladyslaw Szpilman)
Cinematography Pawel Edelman
Music Wojciech Kilar
Producer Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde
Non-Original Music Frederic Chopin
Production Designer Allan Starski
Wladyslaw Szpilman Adrien Brody
Dorota Emilia Fox
Jurek Michal Zebrowski
Henryk Ed Stoppard
Szpilman’s Mother Maureen Lipman
Szpilman’s Father Frank Finly
Halina Jessica Kate Meyer
Regina Julia Rayner
Marek Gebczynski Krzysztof Pieczynski
Pole at the Construction Marian Dziedziel
Gold Coin Bayer Zbigniew Zamachowski
The German Officer Thomas Kretschmann
Neighbor Katarzyna Figura
Jewish Policeman Rafal Mohr

A brilliant pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw.