The Pianist

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

The Pianist (2002)

DramaWar

The true story of pianist Władysław 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.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Ronald Harwood

The Pianist Vodly
Vodly Score: 8.3/10 from 4944 votes
Release Date: 2002-09-17
Status: Released
Run time: 150 min / 2:30
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $120,072,577
Production Companies : Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA
Production Countries: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom

Casts

Adrien Brody
as Władysław 'Władek' Szpilman
Thomas Kretschmann
as Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Frank Finlay
as Father
Maureen Lipman
as Mother
Emilia Fox
as Dorota
Ed Stoppard
as Henryk Szpilman
Julia Rayner
as Regina Szpilman
Jessica Kate Meyer
as Halina Szpilman
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 Kosiński
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
Jarosław 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)

Crew

Production Celestia Fox Casting
Sound Wojciech Kilar Original Music Composer
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Production Roman Polanski Producer
Writing Ronald Harwood Screenplay
Production Robert Benmussa Producer
Production Alain Sarde Producer
Camera Pawel Edelman Director of Photography
Art Allan Starski Production Design
Editing Hervé de Luze Editor
Production Timothy Burrill Executive Producer
Writing Wladyslaw Szpilman Novel
Costume & Make-Up Anna B. Sheppard Costume Design
Production Lew Rywin Executive Producer
Production Henning Molfenter Executive Producer
Production Henning Molfenter Production Supervisor
Crew Alister Mazzotti Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Inga Meissner Transportation Coordinator
Production Heta Mantscheff Casting
Art Gabriele Wolff Set Decoration
Production Rainer Schaper Associate Producer
Production Gene Gutowski Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Max Guérin Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Makeup Artist
Art Wiesława Chojkowska Set Decoration
Production Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager
Production Brendan Donnison Casting
Production Oliver Lüer Production Manager
Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
Production Michał Szczerbic Production Manager
Art Nenad Pečur Art Direction
Sound Jean-Marie Blondel Production Sound Mixer
Crew Janusz Chlebowski Stunts
Crew Andrew Mollo Creative Consultant
Camera Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer
Directing Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor
Crew Nils Konrad Driver
Sound Nancy Allen Music Editor
Visual Effects Thomas Tannenberger Visual Effects Producer
Sound Gérard de Lagarde Sound Effects
Directing Caroline Veyssière Assistant Director
Sound Dean Humphreys Sound Mixer
Crew Jim Dowdall Stunt Coordinator
Directing Weronika Migon Assistant Director
Art Waldemar Weiss Construction Coordinator
Sound Gérard Hardy Sound Editor
Production Sonja Sommer Production Manager
Production Vanessa Baker Casting
Directing Zbigniew Gruz Assistant Director
Editing Lionel Cassan Assistant Editor
Crew Didier Duverger Thanks
Visual Effects Fabien Pascal Color Designer
Directing Anna Zenowicz Script Supervisor
Sound Anne Le Campion Sound Mixer

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