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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 airwa
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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|MPAA Ratings:||R||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2002||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Focus Features|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Les Films Alain Sarde .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures Gmbh .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company (Russia), .....Production Company, Runteam, Llc .....Production Company (Russia), .....Production Company (Tvp), .....Production Company, .....Production Company, StudioCanal .....Production Company, Constantin Film Development, Inc. .....Theatrical Distributor, Golden Village .....Theatrical Distributor, Camera Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Panasia .....Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Oro Film As .....Theatrical Distributor, Pathe International .....Theatrical Distributor, Tobis Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Rai Cinema .....Theatrical Distributor, A-Film Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, Triangelfilm .....Theatrical Distributor, Videocine .....Theatrical Distributor, Alfa Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Cinema Mondo .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Amuse Soft Entertainment .....Theatrical Distributor, Frenetic Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Cineart .....Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Bac Films Distribution .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, StudioCanal .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, Eclair Laboratoires .....Visual Effects, .....Miniature Effects And Motion Control, Das Werk .....Digitale Visual Effects And Titles, .....Digital Matte Paint Artist, Sparks Filmtechnik Gmbh .....Lighting (Miniature Effects And Motion Control), Malde & Company .....Auditor, .....Recording Facility|
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This is a must see movie! Adrien Brody was superb, he brought to life the horrific nightmare of living through such an inhumane period of WW11.
Laura J 2011-02-28
I just saw this film for the first time and I thought it was wonderful. The acting and directing was just great and I am quite suprised this film did not...
I cannot believe I am the only person to comment so far on this brilliant movie. It is my favorite movie, hands down. It deserved every Academy Award it...