The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
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.

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Cast

Adrien Brody Adrien Brody As: Władysław 'Władek' Szpilman
Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann As: Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Frank Finlay Frank Finlay As: Father
Maureen Lipman Maureen Lipman As: Mother
Emilia Fox Emilia Fox As: Dorota
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Storyline

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.


Tagline: Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
Certification: R

Details

Genres: Drama, War

Language: Deutsch, English, Polski, Pусский

Release Date: 17 September 2002

Country: FR, DE, PL, GB

Runtime: 150m

Company Credits

Company: Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam

Budget: $35,000,000

Revenue: $192,700,000

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Cast

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Władysław 'Władek' Szpilman

Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay

Father

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

Mother

Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox

Dorota

Ed Stoppard

Ed Stoppard

Henryk Szpilman

Julia Rayner

Julia Rayner

Regina Szpilman

Jessica Kate Meyer

Jessica Kate Meyer

Halina Szpilman

Michał Żebrowski

Michał Żebrowski

Jurek

Wanja Mues

Wanja Mues

SS Slapping Father

Richard Ridings

Richard Ridings

Mr. Lipa

Nomi Sharron

Nomi Sharron

Feather Woman

Anthony Milner

Anthony Milner

Man Waiting to Cross

Lucy Skeaping

Lucy Skeaping

Street Musician

Roddy Skeaping

Roddy Skeaping

Street Musician

Ben Harlan

Ben Harlan

Street Musician

Thomas Lawinky

Thomas Lawinky

Schutzpolizei

Joachim Paul Assböck

Joachim Paul Assböck

Schutzpolizei

Roy Smiles

Roy Smiles

Itzak Heller

Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

Yehuda

Daniel Caltagirone

Daniel Caltagirone

Majorek

Andrzej Blumenfeld

Andrzej Blumenfeld

Benek

Zbigniew Zamachowski

Zbigniew Zamachowski

Customer with Coins

Detlev von Wangenheim

Detlev von Wangenheim

SS Officer

Popeck

Popeck

Rubenstein

Zofia Czerwińska

Zofia Czerwińska

Woman with Soup

Udo Kroschwald

Udo Kroschwald

Schultz

Uwe Rathsam

Uwe Rathsam

SS Shooting the Woman

Joanna Brodzik

Joanna Brodzik

Woman Shot in the Head

Katarzyna Bargiełowska

Katarzyna Bargiełowska

Wailing Woman

Maja Ostaszewska

Maja Ostaszewska

Woman with Child

John Bennett

John Bennett

Dr. Ehrlich

Cyril Shaps

Cyril Shaps

Mr. Grün

Wojciech Smolarz

Wojciech Smolarz

Boy with Sweets

Lech Mackiewicz

Lech Mackiewicz

Fellow Worker

Ruth Platt

Ruth Platt

Janina

Peter Rappenglück

Peter Rappenglück

SS Making a Speech

Ronan Vibert

Ronan Vibert

Janina's Husband

Krzysztof Pieczyński

Krzysztof Pieczyński

Marek Gębczyński

Katarzyna Figura

Katarzyna Figura

Neighbour

Valentine Pelka

Valentine Pelka

Dorota's Husband

Andrew Tiernan

Andrew Tiernan

Szalas

Tom Strauss

Tom Strauss

Dr. Luczak

Cezary Kosiński

Cezary Kosiński

Lednicki

Paweł Burczyk

Paweł Burczyk

Polish Workman

Nina Franoszek

Nina Franoszek

Polish Woman

John Keogh

John Keogh

Polish Officer

Rafał Mohr

Rafał Mohr

Schutzpolizei

Andrzej Pieczyński

Andrzej Pieczyński

Prisoner

Morgane Polanski

Morgane Polanski

Girl

Grzegorz Artman

Grzegorz Artman

Other part

Adam Bauman

Adam Bauman

Other part

Andrzej Szenajch

Andrzej Szenajch

Other part

Zbigniew Dziduch

Zbigniew Dziduch

Other Part

Marian Dziędziel

Marian Dziędziel

Other part

Jerzy Góralczyk

Jerzy Góralczyk

Other part

Jarosław Kopaczewski

Jarosław Kopaczewski

Other part

Patrick Lanagan

Patrick Lanagan

Other part

Dorota Liliental

Dorota Liliental

Other part

Norbert Rakowski

Norbert Rakowski

Other part

Piotr Siejka

Piotr Siejka

Other part

Tomasz Tyndyk

Tomasz Tyndyk

Other part

Andrzej Walden

Andrzej Walden

Other part

Zbigniew Waleryś

Zbigniew Waleryś

Other part

Maciej Winkler

Maciej Winkler

Other part

Tadeusz Wojtych

Tadeusz Wojtych

Other Part

Andrzej Zieliński

Andrzej Zieliński

Other part

Paweł Małaszyński

Paweł Małaszyński

Man in Ghetto (uncredited)

Axel Prahl

Axel Prahl

German Soldier - Rummage Bags (uncredited)

Borys Szyc

Borys Szyc

Young Gestapo (uncredited)

Rafał Dajbor

Rafał Dajbor

Soldier (uncredited)

Adrian Hood

Adrian Hood

Piano Buyer (uncredited)

Ryszard Kluge

Ryszard Kluge

Jew Working on the Bulding Site (uncredited)

Maciej Kowalewski

Maciej Kowalewski

SS Officer (uncredited)

Paweł Zdun

Paweł Zdun

(uncredited)

Jacek Wolszczak

Jacek Wolszczak

Man in Ghetto (uncredited)

Malgorzata Trybalska

Malgorzata Trybalska

Zydówka (uncredited)

Dawid Szurmiej

Dawid Szurmiej

Man in Ghetto (uncredited)

Izabella Szolc

Izabella Szolc

Women in Ghetto (uncredited)

Directed By

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Director

Sylvette Baudrot

Sylvette Baudrot

Script Supervisor

Weronika Migoń

Weronika Migoń

Assistant Director

Zbigniew Gruz

Zbigniew Gruz

Assistant Director

Caroline Veyssière

Caroline Veyssière

Assistant Director

Anna Zenowicz

Anna Zenowicz

Script Supervisor

Writing Credits

Production Crew

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Producer

Alain Sarde

Alain Sarde

Producer

Robert Benmussa

Robert Benmussa

Producer

Celestia Fox

Celestia Fox

Casting

Heta Mantscheff

Heta Mantscheff

Casting

Oliver Lüer

Oliver Lüer

Production Manager

Sonja Sommer

Sonja Sommer

Production Manager

Michał Szczerbic

Michał Szczerbic

Production Manager

Henning Molfenter

Henning Molfenter

Production Supervisor

Grazyna Kozlowska

Grazyna Kozlowska

Location Manager

Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker

Casting

Brendan Donnison

Brendan Donnison

Casting

Gene Gutowski

Gene Gutowski

Co-Producer

Lew Rywin

Lew Rywin

Executive Producer

Henning Molfenter

Henning Molfenter

Executive Producer

Timothy Burrill

Timothy Burrill

Executive Producer

Rainer Schaper

Rainer Schaper

Associate Producer

Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham

Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham

Assistant Production Manager

Edited By

Hervé de Luze

Hervé de Luze

Editor

Lionel Cassan

Lionel Cassan

Assistant Editor

Costume and Makeup

Anna B. Sheppard

Anna B. Sheppard

Costume Design

Didier Lavergne

Didier Lavergne

Makeup Artist

Jean-Max Guérin

Jean-Max Guérin

Hairstylist

Sound

Wojciech Kilar

Wojciech Kilar

Original Music Composer

Suzana Peric

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Nancy Allen

Nancy Allen

Music Editor

Gérard Hardy

Gérard Hardy

Sound Editor

Jean-Marie Blondel

Jean-Marie Blondel

Production Sound Mixer

Gérard de Lagarde

Gérard de Lagarde

Sound Effects

Anne Le Campion

Anne Le Campion

Sound Mixer

Dean Humphreys

Dean Humphreys

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Visual Effects

Thomas Tannenberger

Thomas Tannenberger

Visual Effects Producer

Fabien Pascal

Fabien Pascal

Color Designer

Camera

Paweł Edelman

Paweł Edelman

Director of Photography

Guy Ferrandis

Guy Ferrandis

Still Photographer

Lighting

Not currently known.

Art Department

Allan Starski

Allan Starski

Production Design

Nenad Pečur

Nenad Pečur

Art Direction

Wiesława Chojkowska

Wiesława Chojkowska

Set Decoration

Gabriele Wolff

Gabriele Wolff

Set Decoration

Waldemar Weiss

Waldemar Weiss

Construction Coordinator

John Roberts

John Roberts

Painter

Other Crew

Jim Dowdall

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Janusz Chlebowski

Janusz Chlebowski

Stunts

Didier Duverger

Didier Duverger

Thanks

Alister Mazzotti

Alister Mazzotti

Special Effects Coordinator

Inga Meissner

Inga Meissner

Transportation Coordinator

Nils Konrad

Nils Konrad

Driver

Andrew Mollo

Andrew Mollo

Creative Consultant

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