The true story of pianist Wladyslaw 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, Weronika Migon, Zbigniew Gruz, Caroline Veyssière|
|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+, Telewizja Polska, Runteam, FFA|
|Production Countries||France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom|
|Plot Keywords||resistance, holocaust, 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|