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The Pianist

  • Pianist (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2001-2002 | Drama | France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland

Brief synopsis

Warschau 1939: Mit dem Einmarsch der Deutschen in Polen beginnt auch für den gefeierten polnisch-jüdischen Pianisten Władysław Szpilman die Zeit des Leids. Tagtäglich wird er Zeuge unerträglicher Demütigung und Brutalität. Nur mit viel Glück und dank der Hilfe des polnischen Untergrunds konnte er der Todesfalle des Warschauer Ghettos entkommen. Voller Angst irrt er allein durch die Stadt, die sich inzwischen in eine leblose, erschütternde Ruinenlandschaft verwandelt hat. Eines Tages entdeckt ihn ein Offizier der deutschen Wehrmacht, der sein Schicksal verändern wird.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Adrien BrodyAdrian Brody [L]Stephan Schwartz
Aufseher u.a. [SR]Sebastian Zett
Offizier Hermann [SR]Uwe Preuss
Joachim Paul Assböck
Schupo [SR]
Thorsten FlachZig Zag [SR]
Nina FranoszekPolish woman [SR]
Thomas KretschmannCaptain Wilm Hosenfeld [SR]
Maja RemstedtFrau auf Straße [SR]
Tom StraussDr. Luczak [SR]
Agnieszka ValenteJüdische Prostituierte [SR]
Sven RothkirchStroop's Adjutant [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantPaul Meyer-Gerlt
Director of photographyPawel Edelman
2nd unit dopPatrick-D. Kaethner
2nd unit dopVolker Gläser
2nd unit dopSönke Hansen
Motion control operatorMitch Enzmann
Steadicam operatorJörg Widmer
Steadicam operatorMarcus Pohlus
1st assistant cameraJulia Terjung
1st assistant cameraJ. Moritz Kaethner
1st assistant cameraOliver Lechner
1st assistant cameraAndrés Lizana Prado35mm 2nd Unit
2nd assistant cameraAnna-Maria Hora
Still photographerJulia Terjung
Casting directorHeta MantscheffCasting Germany
Extras/bit player castingMarco SchenkeCasting Ass./crowd marshall
Costume designerGudrun Leyendecker2. Kostümbild Part Berlin
WardrobeBrita HofmannKostümpatinierarbeiten
WardrobeAnja Lafin
WardrobeDiana Gollmer
WardrobeAntje Rohrberg
Additional wardrobeKati Lafin40er Jahre
TailorEike Neumann
DirectorRoman Polanski
1st AD (local system)Ralph RemstedtDGA Award für 1.AD
1st AD (local system)Zbigniew Gruz
2nd AD crowd (local system)David Sefferin Ausbildung Warschau/Polen
Trainee director's departmentTobias AsamBerlin
Grip traineeRichard Nitsche
GafferAlbrecht Silberberger
ElectricianAndreas Huber [2]
ElectricianStephan Schneiderfirst unit
Additional electricianJannot Borowski
Additional electricianMark Müller
Makeup artist / hair stylistSonali Chatterjee
Additional make up artistIrmela Osswald
ProducerRoman Polanski
Production designerGabriele WolffSet-Dec./D. Cesar f.das beste Dekor
Assistant production designerAnja MüllerSet Designer
Assistant art directorPierre BrayardDraughtsman
Assistant set decoratorMark Rosinski
Prop masterChristoph Kettenring
Prop masterEckart Frizprop buyer (Germany)
Prop masterMichael FechnerPicture Vehicle Coordinator
Prop masterJoey WeberProp Master
Standby propsPeter Naguib
Set dresserLeon Schulz
Set dresserMatthias HeinLeitung Set-Dressing Bautruppe
Property assistantAlexander Liebenthron
Assistent stand by propmanKay Schilling
Set builderHelko KlünderConstruction Foreman
Set builderPaul Philipp Hübner
Set builderSebastian Hebenstreit
Set builderWolfgang WredeSupervisor Painter
Set builderTobias SchroeterPlasterer
Set builderMicha ScholteStudiobau, nur teil Deutschland
Set builderCindy Schnitter
Stand by set builderMatthias PrangeConstr. Supervisor/st.by
Scenic painterEddi Konkoll
Scenic painterChristian HoffmannSchrift, Patina, Oberfl. Imit.
Unit production managerOliver Lüer
Production coordinatorGabriele ScheigerDeutscher Teil
Assistant production managerMariejosephin Schneider
Assistant production managerEva PillingDeutscher Teil
Assistant production managerAnke Teuberfür Die Nefzers - Special Effects
Unit managerInga MeissnerTransportation Coordinator
Assistant location managerDirk EickhoffLocation Assistent
Set manager/ floor managerLars Rieken& Assistent Location Manager
Production secretaryDieter Reinhold
Production assistantNicole Zscherny
Assistant set/floor managerDaniela Muck
BlockerEric von Mutius
Production driverMaher Abu MugheisibPers. Fahrer v. Prod. Designer
Production driverMichael HöhneAushilfs Fahrer
Production driverMarcus Welsch
Production driverTobias Lauterberg
Production driverGrit Menzzer
Personal driverAxel HübnerAdrien Brody
ScreenwriterRonald Harwood
Literary sourceWladyslaw Szpilman
Special effects supervisor
Alister Mazzotti
Special effects supervisorHans SeckFirst Supervisor
Special effects technicianJan Gwiasda
Special effects technicianJason Oettlé
Special effects technicianThomas Thiele [1]
Special effects technicianZoltan Toth
Special effects technicianAdrian Lorberth
Stunt coordinatorAntje 'Angie' Rau
Stunt coordinatorArmin Sauer
Assistant stunt coordinatorArmin Sauer
Stuntman/womanHeiko Kiesow
Stuntman/womanMatthias GüntherStuntrigger
Stuntman/womanRene SchobeßDouble Adrien Brody
Stuntman/womanAntje 'Angie' Rau
Stuntman/womanRalf Tillmann
Stuntman/womanMike Luft
Stuntman/womanRainer Werner
Stuntman/womanBabette Schimanekstuntplayer
Stuntman/womanStephan 'Steve' Thiede
Stuntman/womanThomas ' Tom ' Jester
Stuntman/womanOliver FritscheStuntRigger
Stuntman/womanArmin Sauer
Vfx supervisorChristian Künstler
Miniature supervisorJoachim Grüninger
3d artistOliver KirchhoffFX Animator, Modeler & Compositor
3d artistRobinson SteinkeFX Animator
Digital film compositorMichel BriegelInferno Artist
Digital film compositorOliver Ernesto StueckInferno Artist
Digital matte painterMichael Hackl

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Tobis Film GmbH & Co. KG (Tobis Filmkunst) [de]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Animals for FilmFilmtierschule Schweuneke
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Iris Müller OHG
Lighting and UtilitiesBalloonlight Carsten ThomsBalloonlight
Lighting and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Production Servicesbloc inc filmservice GmbH
Production ServicesStar`s Dinner Express GmbH
DecorationBig Image Systems Deutschland GmbHbackdrop(s)
DecorationUnternehmen SchönGhettofassaden, ca. 170t Material
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbHMöbel Lampen Stoffe

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Roman Polanski2003Academy Awards [us]Best DirectorWinner
Roman Polanski2003Academy Awards [us]Best PicturesNominated
Adrien Brody2003Academy Awards [us]Best Actor in a Leading RoleWinner

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 24/10/2002