The Pianist

  • Pianist (Working title)
All titles (20)
Feature Film | 2001-2002 | Drama | France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom

Brief synopsis

Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Jewish pianist avoids deportation, but finds himself holed up in the Warsaw Ghetto where he shares the suffering, humiliation and heroic struggle of his fellow Jews. He manages to escape and hide himself in the ruins of the city. A German officer comes to his aid and enables him to survive.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Adrien BrodyWładysław Szpilman [L]Stephan Schwartz
Thomas KretschmannCaptain Wilm Hosenfeld [L]
Frank FinlayFather [SR]
Maureen LipmanMother [SR]
Emilia FoxDorota [SR]
Ed StoppardHenryk [SR]
Julia RaynerRegina [SR]
Jessica Kate MeyerHalina [SR]
Joachim Paul Assböck
Schupo [SR]
Nina FranoszekPolish woman [SR]
Thorsten FlachZig Zag [SR]
Maja RemstedtFrau auf Straße [SR]
Tom StraussDr. Luczak [SR]
Agnieszka ValenteJüdische Prostituierte [SR]
Aufseher u.a. [SR]Sebastian Zett
Offizier Hermann [SR]Uwe Preuss
Sven RothkirchStroop's Adjutant [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantPaul Meyer-Gerlt
1st ADRalph Remstedt
DGA Award für 1.AD
DGA Award für 1.AD
3rd ADOliver Schnug
Crowd marshallMarek Brodzki
Vfx supervisorChristian Künstler
Miniature supervisorJoachim Grüninger
3d artistRobinson Steinke
FX Animator
FX Animator
3d artistOliver Kirchhoff
FX Animator, Modeler & Compositor
FX Animator, Modeler & Compositor
Digital film compositorOliver Ernesto Stueck
Inferno Artist
Inferno Artist
Digital film compositorMichel Briegel
Inferno Artist
Inferno Artist
Digital matte painterMichael Hackl
Director of photographyPaweł Edelman
2nd unit dopSönke Hansen
2nd unit dopVolker Gläser
2nd unit dopPatrick-D. Kaethner
Motion control operatorMitch Enzmann
Steadicam operatorMarcus Pohlus
Steadicam operatorJörg Widmer
1st assistant cameraJulia Terjung
and unit still photography
and unit still photography
1st assistant cameraAndrés Lizana Prado
35mm 2nd Unit
35mm 2nd Unit
1st assistant cameraOliver Lechner
1st assistant cameraJ. Moritz Kaethner
2nd assistant cameraAnna-Maria Hora
Still photographerJulia Terjung
Casting directorCelestia Fox
Casting directorHeta Mantscheff
Casting Germany
Casting Germany
Extras/bit player castingMarco Schenke
Casting Ass./crowd marshall
Casting Ass./crowd marshall
Costume designerAnna B. Sheppard
Costume designerGudrun Leyendecker
2. Kostümbild Part Berlin
2. Kostümbild Part Berlin
WardrobeAntje Rohrberg
WardrobeDiana Gollmer
WardrobeBrita Hofmann
Kostümpatinierarbeiten
Kostümpatinierarbeiten
WardrobeAnja Lafin
Additional wardrobeKati Lafin
40er Jahre
40er Jahre
TailorEike Neumann
DirectorRoman Polański
1st AD (local system)Zbigniew Gruz
2nd AD crowd (local system)David Seffer
in Ausbildung Warschau/Polen
in Ausbildung Warschau/Polen
Trainee director's departmentTobias Asam
Berlin
Berlin
EditorHervé de Luze
Grip traineeRichard Nitsche
GafferAlbrecht Silberberger
Lighting technician / electricianStephan Schneider
first unit
first unit
Lighting technician / electricianAndreas Huber [2]
Additional electricianMark Müller
Additional electricianJannot Borowski
Makeup artist / hair stylistSonali Chatterjee
Additional make up artistIrmela Osswald
ComposerWojciech Kilar
ProducerAlain Sarde
ProducerRobert Benmussa
ProducerRoman Polański
Production designerAllan Starski
production designer
production designer
Production designerGabriele Wolff
Set-Dec./D. Cesar f.das beste Dekor
Set-Dec./D. Cesar f.das beste Dekor
Assistant production designerAnja Müller
Set Designer
Set Designer
Assistant art directorPierre Brayard
Draughtsman
Draughtsman
Art department assistantMark Rosinski
Art department assistantJacek Czechowski
Prop masterEckart Friz
prop buyer (Germany)
prop buyer (Germany)
Prop masterMichael Fechner
Picture Vehicle Coordinator
Picture Vehicle Coordinator
Prop masterJoey Weber
Prop Master
Prop Master
Prop masterChristoph Kettenring
Standby propsPeter Naguib
Set dresserLeon Schulz
Set dresserMatthias Hein
Leitung Set-Dressing Bautruppe
Leitung Set-Dressing Bautruppe
Property assistantAlexander Liebenthron
Assistant stand by propsKay Schilling
Set builderHelko Klünder
Construction Foreman
Construction Foreman
Set builderMicha Scholte
Studiobau, nur teil Deutschland
Studiobau, nur teil Deutschland
Set builderWolfgang Wrede
Supervisor Painter
Supervisor Painter
Set builderCindy Schnitter
Set builderPaul Philipp Hübner
Set builderSebastian Hebenstreit
Set builderTobias Schroeter
Plasterer
Plasterer
Stand by set builderMatthias Prange
Constr. Supervisor/st.by
Constr. Supervisor/st.by
Scenic painterEddi Konkoll
Scenic painterChristian Hoffmann
Schrift, Patina, Oberfl. Imit.
Schrift, Patina, Oberfl. Imit.
Production managerOliver Lüer
Production coordinatorGabriele Scheiger
Deutscher Teil
Deutscher Teil
Assistant production managerMariejosephin Schneider
Assistant production managerEva Pilling
Deutscher Teil
Deutscher Teil
Assistant production managerAnke Teuber
für Die Nefzers - Special Effects
für Die Nefzers - Special Effects
Unit managerInga Meissner
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Coordinator
Location manager (local system)Dirk Eickhoff
Location Assistent
Location Assistent
Assistant transportation coordinatorRené Klopfer
Dienstleister Fuhrpark
Dienstleister Fuhrpark
Set manager/ floor managerLars Rieken
& Assistent Location Manager
& Assistent Location Manager
Production secretaryDieter Reinhold
Production assistantNicole Zscherny
Assistant set/floor managerDaniela Muck
BlockerEric von Mutius
Production driverGrit Menzzer
Production driverMarcus Welsch
Production driverTobias Lauterberg
Production driverMaher Abu Mugheisib
Pers. Fahrer v. Prod. Designer
Pers. Fahrer v. Prod. Designer
Production driverMichael Höhne
Aushilfs Fahrer
Aushilfs Fahrer
Personal driverAxel Hübner
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
ScreenwriterRonald Harwood
Literary sourceWladyslaw Szpilman
Special effects supervisor
Alister Mazzotti
Special effects supervisorHans Seck
First Supervisor
First Supervisor
Special effects technicianZoltan Toth
Special effects technicianJason Oettlé
Special effects technicianThomas Thiele [1]
Special effects technicianJan Gwiasda
Special effects technicianAdrian Lorberth
Stunt coordinatorArmin Sauer
Stunt coordinatorAntje 'Angie' Rau
Assistant stunt coordinatorArmin Sauer
Stuntman/womanThomas ' Tom ' Jester
Stuntman/womanAntje 'Angie' Rau
Stuntman/womanMatthias Günther
Stuntrigger
Stuntrigger
Stuntman/womanStephan 'Steve' Thiede
Stuntman/womanArmin Sauer
Stuntman/womanBabette Schimanek
stuntplayer
stuntplayer
Stuntman/womanHeiko Kiesow
Stuntman/womanRainer Werner
Stuntman/womanMike Luft
Stuntman/womanRene Schobeß
Double Adrien Brody
Double Adrien Brody
Stuntman/womanOliver Fritsche
StuntRigger
StuntRigger
Stuntman/womanRalf Tillmann

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Animals for FilmFilmtierschule Schweuneke
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Iris Müller OHG
Lighting and UtilitiesBalloonlight Carsten Thoms
Balloonlight
Balloonlight
Lighting and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Production Servicesbloc inc filmservice GmbH
Production ServicesStar's Dinner Express GmbH
DecorationBig Image Systems Deutschland GmbH
backdrop(s)
backdrop(s)
DecorationUnternehmen Schön
Ghettofassaden, ca. 170t Material
Ghettofassaden, ca. 170t Material
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
Möbel Lampen Stoffe
Möbel Lampen Stoffe

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Roman Polański2003Academy Awards [us]Best DirectorWinner
Roman Polański2003Academy Awards [us]Best PicturesNominated
Adrien Brody2003Academy Awards [us]Best Actor in a Leading RoleWinner

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatPolandCanal+ [pl]Saturday, 18/09/2021, 3.15 AMCANAL+ Film

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 24/10/2002
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 25/09/2002
Theatre releasePolandFriday, 06/09/2002