R | | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Production of the film was stopped and delayed for one day following the death of associate producer Rainer Schaper. The film was dedicated to him.
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.
Near the end of the movie, Szpilman leaves the house where he has been hiding for a while. Warsaw is completely destroyed, and all buildings are in shambles, but all the streetlight poles are perfectly straight.
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)