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Summary Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles. He manages to escape and hides in the ruins of the capital. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive. (Focus Features)

The Pianist
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 40 Critic Reviews
85
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 508 User Ratings
7.9
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Summary Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles. He manages to escape and hides in the ruins of the capital. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive. (Focus Features)

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 40 Critic Reviews
85
93% Positive
37 Reviews
8% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 40 Critic Reviews
85
93% Positive
37 Reviews
8% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
0 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 508 User Ratings
7.9
85% Positive
433 Ratings
5% Mixed
24 Ratings
10% Negative
51 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 508 User Ratings
7.9
85% Positive
433 Ratings
5% Mixed
24 Ratings
10% Negative
51 Ratings

  • All Reviews
  • Positive Reviews
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Negative Reviews

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Production Company R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam, Canal+, StudioCanal, Bac Films, Canal+ Polska, Telewizja Polska (TVP), Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Beverly Detroit, Interscope Communications, Mainstream S.A.
Release Date Dec 27, 2002
Duration 2 h 30 m
Rating R
Tagline Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
Academy Awards, USA
• 3 Wins & 7 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
2 Nominations
Polish Film Awards
• 8 Wins & 13 Nominations