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The Resource The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)

The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)

Label
The pianist
Title
The pianist
Statement of responsibility
a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Herve de Luze ; music, Wojciech Kilar ; costume designer, Anna Sheppard ; production designer, Allan Starski
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. English, French or Spanish soundtracks, optional French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1934-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Benmussa, Robert
  • Sarde, Alain
  • Harwood, Ronald
  • Brody, Adrien
  • Kretschmann, Thomas
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • R.P. Productions
  • Heritage Films (Firm : Warsaw, Poland)
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Runteam Ltd
  • Studio Canal+
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
150
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Szpilman, Władysław
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish musicians
  • Dramatic films
  • Biographical films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roamn Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Fullscreen version 1.33:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9780783292656
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
23631
System control number
(Sirsi) AFE-9030
System details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Label
The pianist, a Roman Polanski film ; a France-Poland-Germany-United Kingdom coproduction ; R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd. with the participation of Canal+ ... [et al.] ; produced by Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roamn Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Fullscreen version 1.33:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9780783292656
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
23631
System control number
(Sirsi) AFE-9030
System details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound

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