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The pianist [videorecording] / a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ [and others] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood.

Polanski, Roman. (Added Author). Benmussa, Robert. (Added Author). Sarde, Alain, 1952- (Added Author). Harwood, Ronald, 1934- (Added Author). Brody, Adrien. (Added Author). Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962- (Added Author). Finlay, Frank, 1926-2016 (Added Author). Lipman, Maureen. (Added Author). Fox, Emilia, 1974- (Added Author). Stoppard, Ed. (Added Author). Rayner, Julia. (Added Author). Meyer, Jessica Kate. (Added Author). Edelman, Pawel, 1958- (Added Author). Kilar, Wojciech. (Added Author). Szpilman, Władysław. Śmierć miasta. (Added Author). R.P. Productions. (Added Author). Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland) (Added Author). Studio Babelsberg. (Added Author). Runteam Ltd. (Added Author). Studio Canal+. (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams Public Library.

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Summary:

Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library AV DVD The pianist (Text) 37810000059880 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 10/23/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 078327856X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen edition.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Universal, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book Smierc miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roamn Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.
Participant or Performer Note:
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; English, French or Spanish soundtracks, optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards (USA), 2003: Won, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Brody); Best Director; Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay. Nominated, Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing; Best Picture.
BAFTA Awards, 2003: Won, Best Film.
Cannes Film Festival, 2002: Won, Palme d'Or.
César Awards (France), 2003: Best Actor (Brody); Best Cinematography; Best Director; Best Film; Best Music Written for a Film; Best Production Design; Best Sound.
Subject: Szpilman, Władysław.
Jews > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Warsaw > Personal narratives.
Jewish musicians > Poland > Warsaw > Biography.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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