Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
MPAA rating: R, for violence and brief strong language.
Edition Statement :
Full screen version.
Publication, Distribution, etc. :
[United States] : Universal, c2002.
Physical Description :
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the book Śmierć miasta by Wladyslaw Szpilman.
Special features: "A story of survival" featurette which includes insight into the making of the film, Roman Polanski's own story of survival during WWII, behind-the-scenes interviews with Oscar winners Roamn Polanski, Adrien Brody and Ronald Harwood, clips of Wladyslaw Szpilman playing the piano.