The Pianist (2002 movie)

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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 dates[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.
  3. "Festival de Cannes: The Pianist". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  4. "Official Site - The Pianist - Awards & Nominations". FocusFeatures. Retrieved August 21, 2016.