The Pianist

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

Categories: Drama, War
The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2002-09-24
Run time: 150 minute / 2:30
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $120,072,577
Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Ronald Harwood
Website: http://www.thepianistmovie.com/
Production Companies : Bac Films, Canal+Polska, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Beverly Detroit, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), Mainstream S.A., R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Canal+, Interscope Communications, Telewizja Polska (TVP), Runteam
Production Countries: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom


Adrien Brody
as Wladyslaw Szpilman
Thomas Kretschmann
as Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Frank Finlay
as Father
Maureen Lipman
as Mother
Emilia Fox
as Dorota
Ed Stoppard
as Henryk
Julia Rayner
as Regina
Jessica Kate Meyer
as Halina
Michal Zebrowski
as Jurek
Wanja Mues
as SS Slapping Father
Richard Ridings
as Mr. Lipa
Nomi Sharron
as Feather Woman
Anthony Milner
as Man Waiting to Cross
Lucy Skeaping
as Street Musician
Roddy Skeaping
as Street Musician
Ben Harlan
as Street Musician
Thomas Lawinky
as Schutzpolizei
Joachim Paul Assböck
as Schutzpolizei
Roy Smiles
as Itzak Heller
Paul Bradley
as Yehuda
Daniel Caltagirone
as Majorek
Andrzej Blumenfeld
as Benek
Zbigniew Zamachowski
as Customer with Coins
Detlev von Wangenheim
as SS Officer
Popeck
as Rubenstein
Zofia Czerwińska
as Woman with Soup
Udo Kroschwald
as Schultz
Uwe Rathsam
as SS Shooting the Woman
Joanna Brodzik
as Woman Shot in the Head
Katarzyna Bargiełowska
as Wailing Woman
Maja Ostaszewska
as Woman with Child
John Bennett
as Dr. Ehrlich
Cyril Shaps
as Mr. Grün
Wojciech Smolarz
as Boy with Sweets
Lech Mackiewicz
as Fellow Worker
Ruth Platt
as Janina
Peter Rappenglück
as SS Making a Speech
Ronan Vibert
as Janina's Husband
Krzysztof Pieczyński
as Marek Gębczyński
Katarzyna Figura
as Neighbour
Valentine Pelka
as Dorota's Husband
Andrew Tiernan
as Szalas
Tom Strauss
as Dr. Luczak
Cezary Kosinski
as Lednicki
Paweł Burczyk
as Polish Workman
Nina Franoszek
as Polish Woman
John Keogh
as Polish Officer
Rafał Mohr
as Schutzpolizei
Andrzej Pieczynski
as Prisoner
Morgane Polanski
as Girl
Grzegorz Artman
as Other part
Adam Bauman
as Other part
Andrzej Szenajch
as Other part
Zbigniew Dziduch
as Other Part
Marian Dziędziel
as Other part
Jerzy Góralczyk
as Other part
Jaroslaw Kopaczewski
as Other part
Patrick Lanagan
as Other part
Dorota Liliental
as Other part
Norbert Rakowski
as Other part
Piotr Siejka
as Other part
Tomasz Tyndyk
as Other part
Andrzej Walden
as Other part
Zbigniew Walerys
as Other part
Maciej Winkler
as Other part
Tadeusz Wojtych
as Other Part
Andrzej Zieliński
as Other part
Paweł Małaszyński
as Man in Ghetto (uncredited)
Axel Prahl
as German Soldier - Rummage Bags (uncredited)
Borys Szyc
as Young Gestapo (uncredited)
Rafał Dajbor
as Soldier (uncredited)
Adrian Hood
as Piano Buyer (uncredited)
Ryszard Kluge
as Jew Working on the Bulding Site (uncredited)
Maciej Kowalewski
as SS Officer (uncredited)
Directing
Roman Polanski Director

Writing
Ronald Harwood Screenplay

Production
Roman Polanski Producer
Alain Sarde Producer

Writing
Wladyslaw Szpilman Novel

Editing
Hervé de Luze Editor

Sound
Wojciech Kilar Original Music Composer

Camera
Pawel Edelman Director of Photography

Production
Robert Benmussa Producer
Celestia Fox Casting
Heta Mantscheff Casting

Art
Allan Starski Production Design
Nenad Pečur Art Direction
Wieslawa Chojkowska Set Decoration
Gabriele Wolff Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Anna B. Sheppard Costume Design

Directing
Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor
Weronika Migon Assistant Director
Zbigniew Gruz Assistant Director
Caroline Veyssière Assistant Director

Costume & Make-Up
Didier Lavergne Makeup Artist
Jean-Max Guérin Hairstylist

Production
Oliver Lüer Production Manager
Sonja Sommer Production Manager
Michał Szczerbic Production Manager
Henning Molfenter Production Supervisor

Crew
Jim Dowdall Stunt Coordinator
Janusz Chlebowski Stunts
Didier Duverger Thanks

Editing
Lionel Cassan Assistant Editor

Production
Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager

Sound
Suzana Peric Music Editor

Camera
Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer

Visual Effects
Thomas Tannenberger Visual Effects Producer

Crew
Alister Mazzotti Special Effects Coordinator
Inga Meissner Transportation Coordinator
Nils Konrad Driver

Art
Waldemar Weiss Construction Coordinator

Production
Vanessa Baker Casting
Brendan Donnison Casting

Visual Effects
Fabien Pascal Color Designer

Crew
Andrew Mollo Creative Consultant

Sound
Nancy Allen Music Editor
Gérard Hardy Sound Editor
Dean Humphreys Sound Mixer




















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