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

Contributor(s): Polanski, Roman | Benmussa, Robert | Sarde, Alain, 1952- | Harwood, Ronald, 1934- | Brody, Adrien | Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962- | Finlay, Frank, 1926- | Lipman, Maureen | Fox, Emilia, 1974- | Stoppard, Ed | Rayner, Julia | Meyer, Jessica Kate | Edelman, Pawel, 1958- | Kilar, Wojciech | Szpilman, Władysław. Śmierć miasta | R.P. Productions | Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland) | Studio Babelsberg | Runteam Ltd | Studio Canal+ | Universal Pictures (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [United States] : Universal, c2002Description: 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0783292651 (Full screen version); 078327856X (Wide screen version).Uniform titles: Pianist (Motion picture) Subject(s): Szpilman, Władysław | Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Biography | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Personal narratives | Jewish musicians -- Poland -- Warsaw -- BiographyGenre/Form: Feature films. | Biographical films. | DVDs for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production Credits: Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.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.
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DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Closed-captioned; English, French or Spanish soundtracks, optional French or Spanish subtitles.

Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer.

Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski.

Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.

MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.

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.

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.

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