The Pianist (2002 film)

The Pianist is a 2002 biographical war drama film produced and directed by Roman Polanski, with a script by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody.[6] It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist (1946), a Holocaust memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman, a Holocaust survivor.[7] The film was a co-production by France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland.

The Pianist
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoman Polanski
Screenplay byRonald Harwood
Based onThe Pianist
by Władysław Szpilman
Produced by
CinematographyPaweł Edelman
Edited byHervé de Luze
Music byWojciech Kilar
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 24 May 2002 (2002-05-24) (Cannes)
  • 6 September 2002 (2002-09-06) (Poland)
  • 25 September 2002 (2002-09-25) (France)
Running time
150 minutes[4]
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • German
Budget$35 million[5]
Box office$120.1 million[5]

The Pianist premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival on 24 May 2002, where it won the Palme d'Or, and went into wide release that September; the film received widespread critical acclaim, with critics lauding Polanski's direction, Brody's performance and Harwood's screenplay.[8] At the 75th Academy Awards, the film won for Best Director (Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Harwood), and Best Actor (Brody), and was nominated for four others, including Best Picture (it would lose out to Chicago). It also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and BAFTA Award for Best Direction in 2003, and seven French Césars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Brody.[9] It was included in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century in 2016.

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