The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.
|Release Date||September 17th, 2002|
|Directors||Roman Polanski, Sylvette Baudrot, Caroline Veyssière, Weronika Migon, Zbigniew Gruz, Anna Zenowicz|
|Writers||Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman|
|Production Companies||Canal+ Polska, Bac Films, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), R.P. Productions, StudioCanal, Canal+, TVP, Runteam, FFA|
|Production Countries||France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom|
|Plot Keywords||resistance, holocaust (shoah), hunger, world war ii, prisoner of war, homeland, ghetto, deportation, hiding place, jew persecution, liberation, warsaw ghetto, polish resistance, nazi, biography, concert, survival, based on memoir or autobiography, pianist, poland|