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]

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  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. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  4. "Official Site - The Pianist - Awards & Nominations". FocusFeatures. Retrieved August 21, 2016.