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+ ... [et al.]
DVDs | Universal | c2003 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD P DRAMA)
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[United States] : Universal, c2003.
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Includes English, French and Spanish language soundtracks, withoptional subtitles in French or Spanish.
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 ; producers, Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay, Ronald Harwood ; director, Roman Polanski.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
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 Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood ; clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano.
MW, 6-03; 7-03(add);1-4(add)
Pianist (Motion picture : 2002)