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The Pianist Wins Set, Sound, and Cinematography Cesars

Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama The Pianist, set during World War II against the background of the Nazi occupation of Poland, swept the top French film awards on Saturday, February 22, 2003, in Paris. Winning a total of seven Cesars, The Pianist was voted best film, while Polanski won the award for best director, and Adrien Brody, who plays the title role in the movie, won best actor (and is believed to be the first American to receive this accolade at France's top film honors)

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