Written by Ronald Harwood (screenplay), "The Pianist" (also known as "Der Pianist", "Pianista", "Pianiste, Le") is a film, released on December 04 of 2002 in the USA . Thomas Kretschmann and Frank Finlay are starring, alongside Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard and Julia Rayner.
Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
When was "The Pianist" released:
The Pianist was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, December 04, 2002.. This was seventeen (17) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, January 24, 2003 in Canada; Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in France; Thursday, October 24, 2002 in Germany; Friday, October 25, 2002 in Italy; Thursday, September 26, 2002 in Spain; Thursday, March 06, 2003 in Australia and on Friday, November 01, 2002 in Japan.
What is the casting of "The Pianist":
At the casting of The Pianist we find Thomas Kretschmann, previously seen in Blade II (2002) and U-571 (2000); Frank Finlay (The Martins (2001), Gospa (1995)); Maureen Lipman (Carry on Columbus (1992), European Vacation (1985)) [ more... ]
- Richard Ridings and Daniel Caltagirone also appeared in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, released in 2003.
- Frank Finlay and Maureen Lipman also worked together in Gumshoe, released in 1971.
What is the Storyline of "The Pianist":
In September 1939, W?adys?aw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist is playing on Polish State radio in Warsaw when it is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland at the outbreak of World War II. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman rejoices with family when learning that Britain and France have declared war. But Germany defeats Poland in just over a month. Very quickly life for Jews deteriorate as the Nazi authorities prevent them working or owning businesses, and force them to wear Star of David [...]
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