Der Pianist

Frankreich Polen Deutschland Großbritannien 2001/2002 Spielfilm

Summary

Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody) is a celebrated pianist of Polish-Jewish origin. After the German armed forces invade Poland, he and his family are deported to the Warsaw Ghetto. Szpilman narrowly escapes transport to Treblinka Concentration Camp and certain death. He now lives illegally in the ghetto and supports Jewish resistance groups. His situation becomes increasingly precarious, however. When he finally manages to escape from the closely guarded ghetto, he is completely dependent on the help of befriended Poles. When he falls ill, a Polish doctor takes care of him. During a battle between Poles and Germans, however, his hiding-place comes under fire too. Szpilman has to flee again. In his new hiding place, he encounters Hosenfeld (Thomas Kretschmann), a German Army officer. Will he betray him? But then the German asks the pianist to play the grand piano in the deserted apartment.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

German dialogue

Director of photography

Steadycam operator

Titles / Opticals

Storyboard

Hairdresser

Editing

Cast

Co-Producer

Line producer

Associate producer

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Post-production

Shoot

    • 19.02.2001 - 16.06.2001: Warschau und Umgebung, Jüterborg, Beelitz; Studio Babelsberg (Potsdam Babelsberg
Duration:
4074 m, 149 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby DTS
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.09.2002, 91729, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 24.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 24.10.2002;
TV-Erstsendung: 03.10.2005, ARD;
Aufführung (DE): 17.02.2012, Berlin, IFF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Pianist
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) Le pianiste
  • Weiterer Titel (PL) Pianista
  • Weiterer Titel (GB) The Pianist

Versions

Original

Duration:
4074 m, 149 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby DTS
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.09.2002, 91729, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 24.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 24.10.2002;
TV-Erstsendung: 03.10.2005, ARD;
Aufführung (DE): 17.02.2012, Berlin, IFF

Awards

Academy Award 2003
  • Oscar, Bester Hauptdarsteller
  • , Bestes adaptiertes Drehbuch
  • Oscar, Beste Regie
César 2003
  • , Bester Hauptdarsteller
  • , Beste Musik
  • , Beste Regie
  • Bester Film
  • , Beste Ausstattung
  • , Beste Kamera
Europäischer Filmpreis 2002
  • , Beste Kamera
FBW 2002
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
IFF Cannes 2002
  • Goldene Palme
David di Donatello 2002
  • , Bester ausländischer Film
Polnischer Filmpreis 2002
  • , Beste Regie
  • , Bester Ton
  • , Beste Kamera
  • , Bester Film