R | | Biography, Drama, Music
The film is based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman. The director Roman Polanski tried to make the film as faithful of an adaptation as possible, with additional inspiration coming from events that happened to him while he was a boy during the war.
Wladyslaw Szpilman: Hello.
Dorota: Oh, I came specially to meet you. I love your playing.
Wladyslaw Szpilman: Who are you?
Dorota: My name is Dorota. I, I'm Jurek's sister... You're bleeding.
After the hospital near Szpilman's hideout bursts into flames, a German holds two Polish resistance fighters at gunpoint. When they escape, the German fires his rifle, a bolt-action Karibiner 98k, which then makes the sound of a shotgun being pumped.
Aside from the Universal and Focus Features credits, there are no opening credits. All credits, including the title, appear at the end of the film.
English, German, Russian
$1,949,422 (France) (27 September 2002)
$32,519,322 (USA) (30 May 2003)
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