The Pianist

The Pianist Movie Poster
User rating: 4.31 1426 votes and 26 Reviews | Write a Review

Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 95% Audience Score 96%

In Theaters: December 27, 2002 (limited)

R | 2h 28m | Drama

Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, was a celebrated composer and pianist who played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. During the brutal occupation, he eluded deportation and remained in the devastated Warsaw Ghetto. There, he struggled to stay alive even when cast away from those he loved. He would eventually reclaim his artistic gifts, and confront his fears, with aid from the unlikeliest source -- a German officer who helped him hide in the final days of the war.

Based on the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: Focus Features
Producer(s): Alain Sarde, Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer
Writer(s): Ronald Harwood, Roman Polanski
Official Site:

  Change Location