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The Pianist

2002 Rated R 2hr 30m

Famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II in this drama based on his memoirs. In spite of his well-known talent, Szpilman spends several years holed up in Warsaw, clinging to life.

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Movie Details

2003 BAFTA®
2003 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2003 Academy Award®
  • Best Actor: Adrien Brody
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Director: Roman Polanski
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
Violence and brief strong language
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; "Story of Survival" featurette; trailer; soundtrack promo; cast and crew information; production notes.