The Pianist

The Pianist

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Average of 3629 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2002 M Contains violence and content that may disturb.

Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, ultimately triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help from a sympathetic German officer. A truly unforgettable epic, testifying to both the power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit, The Pianist is a miraculous tale of survival masterfully brought to life by visionary filmmaker Roman Polanski in his most personal movie ever.

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142 minutes
Studio Canal
2003 Academy Awards
Best Actor: Adrien Brody
2003 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Film: Roman Polanski
2002 Cannes Film Festival
Golden Palm
2002 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Direction: Roman Polanski
Fatso Top 100
Rated #71 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Titling, English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

49 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by marjidors

A brilliant movie depicting the brutal horror of the extermination of the Jews in Poland in W.W II.

Edge of your seat stuff

Highly recommended, but not for the faint hearted.

5 by AllTims

Great movie. Extremely realistic portrayal of the emotional aspects of war.

5 by Serendipity

Absolutely brilliant - Adrian Brody was wonderful - the whole movie was a very moving experience.

5 by Luigi1

Extremely graphic cruel violence depicted one mans survival in Nazi occupied Warsaw. Amongst everything evil in war there are moments of humanity but generally it's pretty depressing stuff.

5 by KevLes

A very moving movie which i really enjoyed

5 by ex coaster

What a great movie. Had you sitting on the edge of your seat.

4 by Ma2357

Great movie. Very realistic. Really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone.

3 by Katty

Gripping story - fantastic direction and a great portrayal by the lead actor. Tragic but worth watching.

4 by EarthwatcherNZ

An incredibly gripping and powerful film, very realistic and terrifying. Recommended for all (but not children).

5 by southernman88

Loved this film and the music. Probably the only holocaust film that I can watch over and over again. Maybe because it is less graphic than most. Definitely recommend.