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The Pianist: StudioCanal Collection

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Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 148
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Movie

Synopsis:
Based on a true story, THE PIANIST tells the story of brilliant Polish pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman (ACADEMY AWARD ® WINNER, Adrien Brody), a Jew, who escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the humiliation and the struggles of the occupation whilst hiding in hiding in the ruins of the capital. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive ...

Special Features:
SD, NEW or previously unreleased:
Interview with Ronald Harwood (20'45)
Interview with Andrzej Szpilman (29'49)
Interview with Daniel Szpilman (2'28)

SD, released before:
A Story of Survival: behind the scenes of The Pianist (39'43)
Trailer (1'30)

Booklet Essay by Anwar Brett, journalist
Anwar Brett is a journalist specialising in cinema, who has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines over the years, publications such as BAFTA's Academy magazine, Total Film, Film Review and The South London Press. He is also a freelance interviewer for film and DVD, occasional moderator of audience Q&As and has recently finished his first book on the rarefied theme of films shot in his native county of Dorset.

Video Tracks:
1080p Widescreen 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 French
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Italian

Subtitle Tracks:
French
Italian
Dutch
Danish
Norwegian
Finnish
Swedish

Directed By:
Roman Polanski

Written By:


Starring:
Ed Stoppard
Emilia Fox
Maureen Lipman
Frank Finlay
Thomas Kretschmann
Adrien Brody

Casting By:
Heta Mantscheff
Celestia Fox

Soundtrack By:
Frédéric Chopin
Wojciech Kilar

Director of Photography:
Pawel Edelman

Editor:
Hervé de Luze

Costume Designer:
Anna B. Sheppard

Production Designer:
Allan Starski

Producer:
Rainer Schaper
Alain Sarde
Roman Polanski
Gene Gutowski
Daniel Champagnon
Robert Benmussa

Executive Producer:
Lew Rywin
Henning Molfenter
Timothy Burrill

Distributor:
Studio Canal
Optimum Home Entertainment

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