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.
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard.
Piano solos performed by Janusz Olenjniczak ; music performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala.
"A France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction."
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
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 Władysław Szpilman playing the piano
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Violence: Random execution of selected prisoners, with a bullet in close range to the head and done repeatedly for a number of times. These and other similar scenes are not good for young children for sure.
Violence: this movie has some grusome bits
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