The pianist

Blu-ray - 2021

Loosely 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.

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Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Biographical films
Historical films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory [2021]
Corporate Authors
R.P. Productions, Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland), Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd
Corporate Authors
R.P. Productions (production company), Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland), Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd
Other Authors
Roman Polanski (film director), Alain Sarde, 1952- (presenter), Robert Benmussa (screenwriter), Ronald Harwood, 1934-2020 (actor), Adrien Brody (-), Thomas Kretschmann, 1962-, Frank Finlay, 1926-2016, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, 1974-, Ed Stoppard, Władysław Szpilman
Item Description
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: "A Story of Survival: Behind-the-scenes of The Pianist"; Interview with screenwriter Ronald Harwood; Interview with Andrzej Szpilman, son of Wladyslaw Szpilman; Theatrical trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray; 1080p high-definition; region A; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
MPAA Rating: R; for violence and brief strong language.
Academy Awards, 2003: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Roman Polanski), Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood).
BAFTA Awards, 2003: Best Film (Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde), David Lean Award for Direction (Roman Polanski).
Cannes Film Festival, 2002: Palme d'Or (Roman Polanski).
Golden Globes Italy, 2003: Best European Film (Roman Polanski).
Production Credits
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Hervé de Luze ; music by Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.