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Title The pianist [(DVD) videorecording] / Studio Canal ; a Roman Polanski film ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd.

Edition Widescreen.
Imprint [United States] : Focus Features, 2006.
Publication Info. [Universal City, California] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
[Santa Monica, California] : Focus Features
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 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F PIANIS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F PIANIS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical Dolby digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion picture
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language English or French soundtracks; optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Cast Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard.
Performer Piano solos performed by Janusz Olenjniczak ; music performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala.
Credits Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard.
Note "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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for violence and brief strong language.
Board of Film Censors, Singapore: R, for violence and brief strong language.
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.
Awards Academy Award winner, 2003: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Adrien Brody) ; Best Director (Roman Polanski) ; Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Ronald Harwood)
Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2002
Subject Szpilman, Władysław -- Drama.
Szpilman, Władysław -- Fiction -- Videodiscs.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Personal narratives -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jewish musicians -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Warsaw (Poland) -- Fiction -- Videodiscs.
Genre Biographical films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films Great Britain.
Historical films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Polanski, Roman, film director, film producer.
Benmussa, Robert, film producer.
Sarde, Alain, 1952- film producer.
Harwood, Ronald, 1934- screenwriter.
Brody, Adrien, actor.
Kretschmann, Thomas, 1962- actor.
Finlay, Frank, 1926-2016, actor.
Lipman, Maureen, actor.
Fox, Emilia, 1974- actor.
Stoppard, Ed, actor.
Kilar, Wojciech, composer.
Olejniczak, Janusz, 1952- instrumentalist.
Strugała, Tadeusz, 1935- instrumental conductor.
Edelman, Pawel, 1958- director of photography.
Luze, Hervé de, editor of moving image work.
Sheppard, Anna, costume designer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Szpilman, Władysław. Śmierć miasta.
Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw, Poland), instrumentalist.
Studio Canal, production company.
R.P. Productions, production company.
Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland), production company.
Studio Babelsberg, production company.
Runteam Ltd., production company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Focus Features, distribution company.
ISBN 1417020059
Standard No. 025193088529
Music No. 30885 Focus Features
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