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The pianist

Author: Roman PolanskiRobert BenmussaAlain SardeRonald HarwoodAdrien BrodyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Biography
Personal narratives
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Named Person: Władysław Szpilman; Władysław Szpilman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Polanski; Robert Benmussa; Alain Sarde; Ronald Harwood; Adrien Brody; Thomas Kretschmann; Frank Finlay; Maureen Lipman; Emilia Fox; Ed Stoppard; Julia Rayner; Jessica Kate Meyer; Pawel Edelman; Hervé de Luze; Wojciech Kilar; Anna Sheppard; Allan Starski; Władysław Szpilman; R.P. Productions.; Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland); Studio Babelsberg.; Runteam Ltd.; Studio Canal+.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 0783278551 9780783278551 0783281560 9780783281568
OCLC Number: 52089386
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Credits: Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
Description: 1 videocassette (149 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, Hi-fi stereo surround sound.
Other Titles: Pianist (Motion picture : 2002)
Responsibility: a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd ; with the participation of Canal+ [and others] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood.

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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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