R | | Biography, Drama, Music
This is the first film ever to receive the Best Film Award at the Césars (France's national film award) with not a single word of French spoken in it.
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 the German officer slaps Szpilman's father, the officer is wearing gloves which would not have made a sharp sound.
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
$105,284 (Belgium) (27 September 2002)
$32,572,577 (USA) (8 June 2003)
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