The Pianist Poster

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

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: War, Historical drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Escape, Pursuit, 1940s

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Awards

Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Directing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)