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The Pianist (2002)

R 03/28/2003 (US) DramaWar 2h 30m

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.


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.

  1. Roman Polanski


  2. Władysław Szpilman


  3. Ronald Harwood


Top Billed Cast

  1. Adrien Brody

    Adrien Brody

    Władysław 'Władek' Szpilman

  2. Thomas Kretschmann

    Thomas Kretschmann

    Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

  3. Frank Finlay

    Frank Finlay


  4. Maureen Lipman

    Maureen Lipman


  5. Emilia Fox

    Emilia Fox


  6. Ed Stoppard

    Ed Stoppard

    Henryk Szpilman

  7. Julia Rayner

    Julia Rayner

    Regina Szpilman

  8. Jessica Kate Meyer

    Jessica Kate Meyer

    Halina Szpilman

  9. Michal Zebrowski

    Michal Zebrowski


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