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The Pianist

The Pianist (2002)

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Plot Keywords: resistance, holocaust (shoah), hunger, world war ii, prisoner of war, homeland, ghetto, deportation, jew persecution, liberation, warsaw ghetto, polish resistance, nazi, biography, concert, survival, based on memoir or autobiography, pianist, poland

DirectorRoman Polanski
WritersRonald Harwood, Władysław Szpilman
Production CompaniesCanal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA
Production CountriesFrance, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
Spoken LanguagesEnglish, Deutsch, Polski, Pусский

Alternate Titles

O Pianista
The Pianist
El pianista
Le pianiste