The Pianist

(2002)

Overview

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw 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.

  1. Wladyslaw Szpilman

    Novel

  2. Ronald Harwood

    Screenplay

  3. Roman Polański

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Adrien Brody

    Adrien Brody

    Wladyslaw Szpilman

  2. Thomas Kretschmann

    Thomas Kretschmann

    Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

  3. Frank Finlay

    Frank Finlay

    Father

  4. Maureen Lipman

    Maureen Lipman

    Mother

  5. Emilia Fox

    Emilia Fox

    Dorota

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 4, 2002
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 30m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $120,072,577.00

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