Pianist, The

The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe. At the outbreak of the Second World War, however, Szpilman becomes subject to the anti-Jewish laws imposed by the conquering Germans. By the start of the 1940s, Szpilman has seen his world go from piano concert halls to the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw and then must suffer the tragedy of his family deported to a death camp, while Szpilman is conscripted into a forced German Labor Compound. At last deciding to escape, Szpilman goes into hiding as a Jewish refugee where he is witness to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the Warsaw City Revolt in August/October 1944.

Pianist, The

Title: Pianist, The

Release Date: 2002

Genres: Biography, Drama, Music, War

    Directors: Polanski, Roman


  • Brody, Adrien as Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Finlay, Frank as Father
  • Lipman, Maureen as Mother
  • Fox, Emilia as Dorota
  • Stoppard, Ed as Henryk
  • Rayner, Julia as Regina
  • Meyer, Jessica Kate as Halina
  • Zebrowski, Michal as Jurek
  • Mues, Wanja as SS Slapping Father
  • Ridings, Richard as Mr. Lipa
  • Sharron, Nomi as Feather Woman
  • Milner, Anthony as Man Waiting to Cross
  • Skeaping, Lucy as Street Musician
  • Skeaping, Roddy as Street Musician

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