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    Unique ID Code: 0000050937
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    Added on: 5/7/2003 16:22
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    Pianist, The (UK)

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    Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 143 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Roman Polanski`s remarkable, Oscar and Palme D`Or winning film The Pianist tells the true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody). Managing to survive in the Krakow ghetto while the vast majority of the Jewish population have been transported to concentration camps, Szpilman leads a lonely, dangerous existence sheltering in abandoned houses. Directed by a film artist who lived through the times it depicts, Polanski`s matter of fact storytelling style makes this one of the most haunting of Holocaust-themed films and it features an indelible central performance by the Academy Award`s choice of Best Actor in 2003, Adrien Brody.

    Special Features:
    `A Story of Survival`
    Theatrical trailer
    Filmographies on Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann
    Photo gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Directed By:
    Roman Polanski

    Written By:

    Ed Stoppard
    Emilia Fox
    Maureen Lipman
    Frank Finlay
    Thomas Kretschmann
    Adrien Brody

    Casting By:
    Heta Mantscheff
    Celestia Fox

    Soundtrack By:
    Frédéric Chopin
    Wojciech Kilar

    Director of Photography:
    Pawel Edelman

    Hervé de Luze

    Costume Designer:
    Anna B. Sheppard

    Production Designer:
    Allan Starski

    Rainer Schaper
    Alain Sarde
    Roman Polanski
    Gene Gutowski
    Daniel Champagnon
    Robert Benmussa

    Executive Producer:
    Lew Rywin
    Henning Molfenter
    Timothy Burrill

    Universal Pictures

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