R | | Biography, Drama, Music
The scene in which Wladyslaw Szpilman is saved from going to the concentration camps and is told "Don't run!" is inspired by a similar event in director Roman Polanski's life. Originally, Szpilman was told "Run!", which he did, but Polanski deliberately changed that element to ... ...
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.
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are low.
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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