The Pianist

The Pianist (2002)

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2002-09-17
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 3618 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: Canal+ Polska
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
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The true story of pianist Wladyslaw 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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Directing Roman Polański Director
Writing Ronald Harwood Screenplay
Production Roman Polański Producer
Production Alain Sarde Producer
Writing Wladyslaw Szpilman Novel
Editing Hervé de Luze Editor
Sound Wojciech Kilar Original Music Composer
Camera Pawel Edelman Director of Photography
Production Robert Benmussa Producer
Production Celestia Fox Casting
Production Heta Mantscheff Casting
Art Allan Starski Production Design
Art Nenad Pečur Art Direction
Art Wieslawa Chojkowska Set Decoration
Art Gabriele Wolff Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Anna B. Sheppard Costume Design
Directing Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor
Directing Weronika Migon Assistant Director
Directing Zbigniew Gruz Assistant Director
Directing Caroline Veyssière Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Max Guérin Hairstylist
Production Oliver Lüer Production Manager
Production Sonja Sommer Production Manager
Production Michał Szczerbic Production Manager
Production Henning Molfenter Production Supervisor
Crew Jim Dowdall Stunt Coordinator
Crew Janusz Chlebowski Stunts
Crew Didier Duverger Thanks
Editing Lionel Cassan Assistant Editor
Production Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager
Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
Camera Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer
Visual Effects Thomas Tannenberger Visual Effects Producer
Crew Alister Mazzotti Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Inga Meissner Transportation Coordinator
Crew Nils Konrad Driver
Art Waldemar Weiss Construction Coordinator
Production Vanessa Baker Casting
Production Brendan Donnison Casting
Visual Effects Fabien Pascal Color Designer
Crew Andrew Mollo Creative Consultant
Sound Nancy Allen Music Editor
Sound Gérard Hardy Sound Editor
Sound Dean Humphreys Sound Mixer
Sound Jean-Marie Blondel Production Sound Mixer
Sound Gérard de Lagarde Sound Effects
Sound Anne Le Campion Sound Mixer