R | | Biography, Drama, Music
The music played for the German officer in the film was actually an edit of Frédéric Chopin's Ballade No.1 in G Minor, (Op. 23, No. 1). In real life, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne No.1 in C# Minor.
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.
When Szpilman is waiting in the concentration camp with his family and his father buys a small piece of caramel, he is shown to divide it with a small pocket knife with nothing happening whatsoever. The most likely result of this would have been that the knife would've been taken away by guards as it would be considered to have been a useful weapon.
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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