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The Pianist

Author: Roman PolanskiRobert BenmussaAlain SardeRonald HarwoodAdrien BrodyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen edView 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: Holocaust films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Drama
Personal narratives
Biographical
Film adaptations
Named Person: Władysław Szpilman; 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; Wojciech Kilar; Władysław Szpilman; R.P. Productions.; Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland); Studio Babelsberg.; Runteam Ltd.; Studio Canal+.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 078327856X 9780783278568
OCLC Number: 52498257
Language Note: In English, French or Spanish with English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Feature film on side A; bonus features on side B.
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Videodisc release of a 2002 motion picture.
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 Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano.
Credits: Director, Roman Polanski ; director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar.
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 videodisc (149 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, two-sided (double sided) disc, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby surround, DTS 5.1 surround.
Contents: [Side 1]: the pianist --
[side 2]: bonus features.
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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