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The pianist

Author: Roman PolanskiRobert BenmussaAlain SardeRonald HarwoodAdrien BrodyAll authors
Publisher: Toronto : TVA Films, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Limited soundtrack 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: Feature films
Biographical films
Drama
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+.; TVA Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 234134725
Language Note: English or French soundtracks, with optional French subtitles.
Notes: Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound (English, French) or DTS 5.1 surround (English).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book: Śmierć miasta / by Władyslaw Szpilman.
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 ; Director's note by Roman Polanski ; Q & A with Roman Polanski ; The Warsaw Ghetto: Historical background ; Wladyslaw Szpilman biography ; production notes ; Sample tracks from the Sony Classical CD soundtrack ; Filmographies.
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: Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 148 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD + CD.
Contents: Disc 1: Feature film --
disc 2: Special features --
disc 3. Sony Classical CD Soundtrack.
Other Titles: Pianist (Motion picture)
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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