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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

    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.

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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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    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)

    César Award for Best Director : Roman Polanski

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

    César Award for Best Actor : Adrien Brody

    César Award for Best Original Score : 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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