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An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. There, in Poland, Szpilman struggled to stay alive--even when cast away from those he loved. He spent the duration of the war hiding in the ruins of Warsaw and scavenging for food and shelter. Szpilman eventually reclaimed his artistic gifts, and confronted his fears--with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.

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

Directed By: Roman Polanski
Written By: Wladyslaw Szpilman & Ronald Harwood
Produced By: Studio Canal & Héritage Films

Release Date (US): December 29th, 2002

Length of Movie: 2h 30min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and brief strong language.

Budget: $35,000,000

Opening Weekend: $111,261

Domestic Box Office Gross: $32,519,322

The Pianist Soundtrack

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1. Nocturne in C-Sharp minor (1830)
2. Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
3. Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
4. Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
5. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
6. Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2
7. Prilude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4
8. Grande Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra (preceded by an Andante Spianato), Op. 22
9. Andante spianato in G Major
10. Grande Polonaise in E-flat Major
11. Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940
12. Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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