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13,155 Ratings

The Pianist

Directed by Roman Polanski
Germany, Poland, 2002
Biography, Drama, War


As World War II begins, a Polish Jewish pianist is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. Separated from his family, he narrowly escapes the concentration camps. After being discovered in hiding, a German officer provides him food in exchange for his musical gifts.

The Pianist Directed by Roman Polanski

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

2003 | 3 wins including: Best Director

2003 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

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