Rent The Pianist (2002)

3.9 of 5 from 329 ratings
2h 23min
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Synopsis:
Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece. Based on a true story from the acclaimed Bafta and Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski. They were degraded, they were hoarded up and they were sent to die. A brave few fought back, but one man would not be beaten, would not be taken and would stay and hide. Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles, and manages to escape and hide in the ruins of the capital.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde
Writers:
Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman
Others:
Ronald Harwood, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Gérard Hardy, Wojciech Kilar, Pawel Edelman, Jean-Marie Blondel, Dean Humphreys, Anna Sheppard, Hervé de Luze
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2003 BAFTA Best Film

2003 BAFTA Best Direction

2003 Oscar Best Actor

2003 Oscar Best Director

2003 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

2002 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/03/2004
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/09/2010
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original trailer
  • A story of survival: Behind the scenes of The pianist
  • Interview with writer Ronald Harwood
  • Interview with Andrzej Szpilman
  • Interview with Daniel Szpilman

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Reviews (2) of The Pianist

The most intense holocaust - The Pianist review by JD

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17/10/2009

There have been several holocaust films each with a different message this was the most intensely horrifying and emotional by far. Extremely violent. Some of the acting was a bit thin (not Lipman's nor Finlay's finest) but utterly exhausting.

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Document of the Polish Occupation. - The Pianist review by Steve Mason

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23/09/2014

Polanski was a survivor of the Polish ghetto so brings personal experience to this true story about a Polish musician's degrading and desperate attempt to survive occupation; a story about how war diminishes the humanity of all. A little polished, but a powerful anti war message.

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