The Pianist (2002 movie)

2002 biographic film on the Warsaw Ghetto directed by Roman Polanski

The Pianist is a 2002 war biographical drama movie produced and directed by Roman Polanski. The script was written by Ronald Harwood. It starred Adrien Brody.[1]

It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist (1946), a Holocaust memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman, a Holocaust survivor.[2]

The Pianist was released on 24 May 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival to strong positive critical reviews. It was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.[3]

The movie won many Academy Awards such as for Best Director (Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Harwood), and Best Actor (Brody), and was nominated for four others, including Best Picture.[4]

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Belgium 25 September 2002
  France 25 September 2002
  Israel 3 October 2002
   Switzerland 10 October 2002 (German speaking region)
  Greece 19 October 2002
  Germany 24 October 2002
  Austria 25 October 2002
  Italy 25 October 2002
  Netherlands 28 November 2002
  Spain 13 December 2002
  Portugal 13 December 2002
  South Korea 3 January 2003
  Canada 24 January 2003
  United Kingdom 24 January 2003
  Ireland 24 January 2003
  Czech Republic 6 February 2003
  Japan 15 February 2003
  Turkey 28 February 2003
  Argentina 6 March 2003
  Australia 6 March 2003
  Brazil 7 March 2003
  Uruguay 7 March 2003
  Slovenia 13 March 2003
  Iceland 14 March 2003
  Hong Kong 20 March 2003
  Hungary 20 March 2003
  Mexico 21 March 2003
  Chile 27 March 2003
  United States 28 March 2003
  Finland 11 April 2003
  Russia 1 May 2003
  Peru 8 May 2003
  Romania 9 May 2003
  Kazakhstan 30 May 2003
  Bulgaria 13 June 2003
  Slovakia 19 June 2003
  Taiwan 20 June 2003
  Denmark 4 July 2003
  Lithuania 11 July 2003
  Estonia 1 August 2003
  Sweden 15 August 2003
  Norway 22 August 2003
  Latvia 31 October 2003

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hare, William (2004). LA Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels. Jefferson, North Carolina: Macfarland and Company. p. 207. ISBN 0-7864-1801-X.
  2. Szpilman, Wladyslaw. "The Pianist". Szpilman.net. Retrieved August 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Festival de Cannes: The Pianist". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 25 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Official Site - The Pianist - Awards & Nominations". FocusFeatures. Retrieved August 21, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)