• Publication date: April 13, 2012

The Pianist

A young Jewish pianist struggles to survive amidst the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2002

MBC Max:

August 21, 2015 22:00 (KSA) ~ August 21, 2015 21:00 (CLT)

The Pianist is based upon the true story of WładysławSzpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish pianist of Jewish ancestry who lived in the ghettos of Warsaw during World War II.  While his family was sent to a concentration camp and later executed, a sympathetic Jewish police officer helpedSzpilman to escape.

For more than a year Władysławlived with a non-Jewish family, but was eventually forced to reside in an abandoned dental hospital; he scavenged for food amongst the area's abandoned homes, and was eventually discovered by a Nazi defense captain who admired the young man's musical prowess.

The Pianist was awarded three Oscars and nominated for two Golden Globes.  It was a commercial success, earning $120 million internationally -- more than triple its $35 million budget.

Starring:

  •  Adrien Brody
  • Thomas Kretschmann
  • Frank Finlay
  • Maureen Lipman
  • Emilia Fox
  • MichałŻebrowski