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The Pianist

The Pianist

A Feature film by Roman Polanski

Produced by RP Productions, Héritage Films

Release in France : 25/09/2002

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Actors (10)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

RP Productions, Héritage Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal

Co-productions :

Studio Babelsberg, Runteam

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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International releases (47)

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Synopsis

Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Jewish pianist avoids deportation, but finds himself holed up in the Warsaw Ghetto where he shares the suffering, humiliation and heroic struggle of his fellow Jews. He manages to escape and hide himself in the ruins of the city. A German officer comes to his aid and enables him to survive.

Videos (2)

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The Pianist

Trailer

15/09/2015

The Pianist

Trailer VF

Photos (12)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Roman Polanski

Producers :

Robert Benmussa, Daniel Champagnon, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde

Co-producer :

Timothy Burrill

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Marie Blondel

Press Attaché (film) :

Jean-Pierre Vincent

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvette Baudrot

Music Composer :

Wojciech Kilar

Author of original work :

Wladyslaw Szpilman

Screenwriter :

Ronald Harwood

Director of Photography :

Pawel Edelman

Production Manager :

Michal Szczerbic

Editor :

Hervé de Luze

Production Designer :

Allan Starski

Costume designer :

Anna Sheppard

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

War, Music, Solitude/loneliness

Production language :

English, German

Coproducer countries :

France, Great Britain, Germany, Poland

Original French-language productions :

No

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Great Britain, Germany, Poland)

Production year :

2001

French release :

25/09/2002

Runtime :

2 h 30 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

101.567

Visa issue date :

01/08/2002

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (5)

Director

News (23)

Festival Selections (9)

Academy Awards - 2003

Academy Awards (United States, 2003)

Selection (7)

Nomination for Best Editing : Hervé de Luze

Nomination for Best Costume Design : Anna Sheppard

Nomination for Best Cinematography : Pawel Edelman

Nomination for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay : Ronald Harwood

Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role : Adrien Brody

Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Roman Polanski

Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

BAFTA - 2003

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2003)

Selection (5)






Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2003

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2003)

Selection (10)

Best Costume Design : Anna Sheppard

Best Sound : Jean-Marie Blondel, Gérard Hardy, Dean Humphreys

Best Production Design : Allan Starski

Best Cinematography : Pawel Edelman

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Ronald Harwood

Best Editing : Hervé de Luze

Best Original Music : Wojciech Kilar

Best Actor : Adrien Brody

Best Director : Roman Polanski

Best Film

European Film Awards - 2002

European Film Awards (Germany, 2002)

Selection

Best European Film

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2002

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2002)

Selection

Panorama of World Cinema

Cannes Film Market - 2002

Cannes Film Market (France, 2002)

Selection

Selection

Cannes International Film Festival - 2002

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2002)

Selection

Official Competition - Feature Films

Awards (4)

Academy Awards - 2003

Academy Awards (United States, 2003)

Awards

Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role : Adrien Brody

BAFTA - 2003

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2003)

Awards (2)

Best Film

Best Director : Roman Polanski

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2003

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2003)

Awards (7)

Cesar for Best Director : Roman Polanski

César award for best sound : Jean-Marie Blondel, Gérard Hardy, Dean Humphreys

Cesar Award for Best Actor : Adrien Brody

César award for best music written for a film : Wojciech Kilar

César award for best film

César award for best cinematography : Pawel Edelman

César award for best production design : Allan Starski

Delegations (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2003

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2003)

Team (9)

Editor : Hervé de Luze

Composer of original music : Wojciech Kilar

Director of photography : Pawel Edelman

Production designer : Allan Starski

Sound recordist : Jean-Marie Blondel

Actor : Adrien Brody

Director : Roman Polanski

Screenwriter : Ronald Harwood

Costume designer : Anna Sheppard

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