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The Pianist

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The Pianist

Release Date: September 17, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FFF Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA
Director    :   Roman Polanski
Producers    :   Celestia Fox, Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Timothy Burrill, Lew Rywin, Henning Molfenter, Henning Molfenter, Heta Mantscheff, Rainer Schaper, Gene Gutowski, Grazyna Kozlowska, Brendan Donnison, Oliver Lüer, Michał Szczerbic, Sonja Sommer, Vanessa Baker
Writers    :   Ronald Harwood, Władysław Szpilman
RunTime    :   150 mins.
Budget    :   35000000
Revenue    :   120072577

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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