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The pianist 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+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood.

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    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.
    Other Title
    Śmierć miasta.
    Universal City, Calif. : Universal, c2002
    Full screen version
    Other Authors/Editors
    Polanski, Roman.
    Benmussa, Robert.
    Sarde, Alain, 1952-
    Harwood, Ronald, 1934-
    Brody, Adrien.
    Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962-
    Finlay, Frank, 1926-2016.
    Lipman, Maureen.
    Fox, Emilia, 1974-
    Stoppard, Ed.
    Rayner, Julia.
    Meyer, Jessica Kate.
    Edelman, Pawel, 1958-
    Kilar, Wojciech.
    Szpilman, Władysław.
    R.P. Productions.
    Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland)
    Studio Babelsberg.
    Runteam Ltd.
    Studio Canal+.
    Universal Pictures (Firm)
    Based on the book Śmierć 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.
    Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.
    Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.
    MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
    DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
    Closed-captioned; English, French or Spanish soundtracks, optional French or Spanish subtitles.

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    1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

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