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The pianist

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.

Main Author: Kilar, Wojciech. (Composer)
Corporate Authors: R.P. Productions., Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland), Studio Babelsberg., Runteam Ltd., Studio Canal+., Focus Features., Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Polanski, Roman., Benmussa, Robert., Sarde, Alain, 1952-, Harwood, Ronald, 1934-, Brody, Adrien., Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962-, Finlay, Frank, 1926-, Lipman, Maureen., Fox, Emilia, 1974-, Stoppard, Ed., Szpilman, Władysław.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
French
Spanish
Published: [Universal City, Calif.] : Focus Features : [Distributed by] Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition:Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
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Summary: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.
Item Description:"A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
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 Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Władysław Szpilman playing the piano.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Audience:MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
Awards:Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Roman Polanski), and Best Screenplay (Ronald Harwood) for 2002. Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2002.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard.
ISBN:1417020059
9781417020058
Access:FOR HOME USE ONLY.