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R| 2 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Cast: Adrien Brody , Thomas Kretschmann , Frank Finlay , Maureen Lipman , Emilia Fox , Ed Stoppard , Julia Rayner , Jessica Kate Meyer

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Historical drama, War

Distributor: Focus Features

The Pianist (2002)

Release Date: December 27th, 2002|2 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the great Holocaust films. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With this 2002 Cannes Film Festival best-picture winner, Polanski skips the quirky flourishes and simply brings history to life. show more

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