About the film
resistance holocaust (shoah) hunger world war ii prisoner of war homeland ghetto deportation jew persecution liberation warsaw ghetto polish resistance nazi biography concert survival based on memoir or autobiography pianist poland
Release Date: September 17, 2002
|Slogan||:||«Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.»|
|Production Companies||:||Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA|
|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|
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.