The Pianist

The Pianist (2002)

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2002-09-17
  • User Rating: 8.4/10 from 7341 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Canal+
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
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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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    Production Celestia Fox Casting
    Sound Wojciech Kilar Original Music Composer
    Directing Roman Polanski Director
    Production Roman Polanski Producer
    Writing Ronald Harwood Screenplay
    Production Robert Benmussa Producer
    Production Alain Sarde Producer
    Camera Paweł Edelman Director of Photography
    Art Allan Starski Production Design
    Editing Hervé de Luze Editor
    Production Timothy Burrill Executive Producer
    Writing Władysław Szpilman Novel
    Costume & Make-Up Anna B. Sheppard Costume Design
    Production Lew Rywin Executive Producer
    Production Henning Molfenter Executive Producer
    Production Henning Molfenter Production Supervisor
    Crew Alister Mazzotti Special Effects Coordinator
    Crew Inga Meissner Transportation Coordinator
    Production Heta Mantscheff Casting
    Art Gabriele Wolff Set Decoration
    Production Rainer Schaper Associate Producer
    Production Gene Gutowski Co-Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Jean-Max Guérin Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Makeup Artist
    Art Wiesława Chojkowska Set Decoration
    Production Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager
    Production Brendan Donnison Casting
    Production Oliver Lüer Production Manager
    Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
    Production Michał Szczerbic Production Manager
    Art Nenad Pečur Art Direction
    Sound Jean-Marie Blondel Production Sound Mixer
    Crew Janusz Chlebowski Stunts
    Crew Andrew Mollo Creative Consultant
    Camera Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer
    Directing Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor
    Crew Nils Konrad Driver
    Sound Nancy Allen Music Editor
    Visual Effects Thomas Tannenberger Visual Effects Producer
    Sound Gérard de Lagarde Sound Effects
    Directing Caroline Veyssière Assistant Director
    Sound Dean Humphreys Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Crew Jim Dowdall Stunt Coordinator
    Directing Weronika Migoń Assistant Director
    Art Waldemar Weiss Construction Coordinator
    Sound Gérard Hardy Sound Editor
    Production Sonja Sommer Production Manager
    Production Vanessa Baker Casting
    Directing Zbigniew Gruz Assistant Director
    Editing Lionel Cassan Assistant Editor
    Crew Didier Duverger Thanks
    Visual Effects Fabien Pascal Color Designer
    Directing Anna Zenowicz Script Supervisor
    Sound Anne Le Campion Sound Mixer