The Pianist

2001 Drama

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Ed Stoppard


  • One of the great Holocaust films.

    Mick LaSalle - The San Francisco Chronicle

    20 January 2013

  • Polanski, himself a survivor of Nazi-occupied Poland, has created a near-masterpiece.

    Desson Thomson - The Washington Post

    20 January 2013

  • A beautiful story, told in measured cadences by a master of old-timey narrative compression and expression.

    Stephen Hunter - The Washington Post

    20 January 2013

  • The result is a movie, and Cannes Palme d'Or winner, of riveting power and sadness, a great match of film and filmmaker -- and star, too.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    20 January 2013

  • Polanski, who was a Jewish child in Krakow when the Germans arrived in September 1939, presents Szpilman's story with bleak, acid humor and with a ruthless objectivity that encompasses both cynicism and compassion.

    Dana Stevens - The New York Times

    20 January 2013


  • Best Actor in a Leading Role

    Academy Awards (2003)

  • Ronald Harwood

    American Screenwriters Association (2003)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases

    American Society of Cinematographers (2003)

  • Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

    Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards (2004)

  • Best Foreign Film

    Awards of the Japanese Academy (2004)