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by Roman Polanski


Based on the novel by Wladyslaw Szpilman, one of Poland's most celebrated pianists known for his excellent interpretation of Chopin, Polanski's The Pianist tells about Szpilman's adventurous escape from certain death in the camps. He was noted by a music-loving Nazi officer who hid the pianist and brought him food.

international title: The Pianist
original title: The Pianist
country: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Roman Polanski
film run: 148'
release date: PL 06/09/2002, BE 25/09/2002, FR 25/09/2002, CH 25/09/2002, GR 18/10/2002, DE 24/10/2002, IT 25/10/2002, AT 25/10/2002, NL 28/11/2002, PT 13/12/2002, ES 13/12/2002, UK 31/01/2003, CZ 06/02/2003, SI 13/03/2003, IS 14/03/2003, HU 20/03/2003, FI 11/04/2003, SK 20/06/2003, DK 04/07/2003, LT 11/07/2003, EE 01/08/2003, SE 15/08/2003, NO 22/08/2003
screenplay: Ronald Harwood
cast: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Michael Zebrowski, Maureen Lipman
cinematography by: Paweł Edelman
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Allan Starski
costumes designer: Anna Sheppard
music: Wojciech Kilar
producer: Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde
production: R.P Productions
distributor: Bac Films, Syrena (PL), Cinéart (BE), Frenetic Film (CH), Prooptiki (GR), Tbis (DE), 01 Distribution (IT), Constantin Film (AT), A-Film Distribution (NL), LNK (PT), DeAPlaneta (ES), Pathé Distribution (UK), Falcon (CZ), Fivia (SI), Bergvik (IS), Best Hollywood (HU), Cinema Mondo (FI), Camera Film (DK), ITA Slovakia (SK), MPDE (EE), Triangel Film (SE), Oro Film (NO), Radivision (BG)


main awards/selection

EFA 2002Best cinematographer (Pawel Edelman)
Cannes 2002Golden Palm

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