The Pianist

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In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Wladyslaw Szpilman (book)
Production: Focus Features
Year: 2002
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 8.5
BoxOffice: $32,519,322
Released: 28 Mar 2003
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 73 nominations.


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Wladyslaw Szpilman - Adrien Brody
Dorota - Emilia Fox
Henryk - Ed Stoppard
Father - Frank Finlay
Regina - Julia Rayner
SS Slapping Father - Wanja Mues
Mr. Lipa - Richard Ridings
Feather Woman - Nomi Sharron
Man Waiting to Cross - Anthony Milner
Street Musician (as Lucie Skeaping) - Lucy Skeaping
Street Musician - Roddy Skeaping
Street Musician - Ben Harlan
Schutzpolizei - Thomas Lawinky
Schutzpolizei - Joachim Paul Assböck
Itzak Heller - Roy Smiles
Yehuda - Paul Bradley
Child at the Wall - Darian Wawer
Customer with Coins - Zbigniew Zamachowski
Customer with Coins - Lejb Fogelman
SS Officer (as Detlev Von Wangenheim) - Detlev von Wangenheim
Rubenstein (as Popek) - Popeck
Woman with Soup - Zofia Czerwinska
The Soup Snatcher - Emilio Fernandez
Schultz - Udo Kroschwald
SS Shooting the Woman - Uwe Rathsam
Woman Shot in the Head - Joanna Brodzik
Wailing Woman - Katarzyna Bargielowska
Woman with Child - Maja Ostaszewska
Dr. Ehrlich - John Bennett
Mr. Grün - Cyril Shaps
Boy with Sweets - Wojciech Smolarz
Fellow Worker - Lech Mackiewicz
Janina - Ruth Platt
SS Shooting Benek (as Frank Michael Köbe) - Frank-Michael Köbe
Zig Zag - Torsten Flach
SS Making a Speech - Peter Rappenglück
Janina's Husband - Ronan Vibert
Neighbour - Katarzyna Figura
Dorota's Husband - Valentine Pelka
Dr. Luczak - Tom Strauss
Captain Wilm Hosenfeld - Thomas Kretschmann
Lednicki - Cezary Kosinski
Polish Workman - Pawel Burczyk
Polish Woman - Nina Franoszek
(as Jerzy Goralczyk) - Jerzy Góralczyk
Polish Officer - John Keogh
Russian Soldier (as Dymitr Leszczenko) - Dmitri Leshchenko
Schutzpolizei - Rafal Mohr
(as Weronika Szen) - Viola Szen
German Film Crew - Maurycy Zylber
Soldier - Rafal Dajbor
Woman in Ghetto - Anna Gryszka
Piano Buyer - Adrian Hood
Jew Working on the Bulding Site - Ryszard Kluge
SS Officer - Maciej Kowalewski
SS Officer - Ireneusz Machnicki
Man in Ghetto - Pawel Malaszynski
German Soldier in the Ghetto - Adam Malecki
SS Officer - Arnold Montey
German Soldier - Rummage Bags - Axel Prahl
Women in Ghetto - Dagmara Sieminska
Women in Ghetto - Izabella Szolc
Man in Ghetto - Dawid Szurmiej
Young Gestapo - Borys Szyc
Man in Ghetto - Jacek Wolszczak