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The Pianist
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Adrien Brody Adrien Brody
Wladyslaw Szpilman
Emilia Fox Emilia Fox
Dorota
Ed Stoppard Ed Stoppard
Henryk
Frank Finlay Frank Finlay
Father
Julia Rayner Julia Rayner
Regina


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Ronald Harwood Ronald Harwood
(screenplay)


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Thank God, not me. He wants us to survive.

8 years, 10 months ago at Sep 23 11:24
4 votes
''I don't know how to thank you.''

''Thank God, not me. He wants us to survive. Well, that's what we have to believe.''

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Adrien Brody: Wladyslaw Szpilman

Thomas Kretschmann: Captain Wilm Hosenfeld

When we think of human suff... read more

Decent movie

10 years, 8 months ago at Nov 18 20:53
2 votes
Decent flick, not as powerful as other WWII movies out there but still gets the message across. The acting was great for the most part but I thought the pacing was a little sketchy. It felt genuine, which I appreciate a lot.

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6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 1 17:27
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I've said it before, depression makes for good movie. This is the most depressing movies I have ever seen, and it's also one of the best. The Pianist is flawless. I hard as I try, I can not think of anything bad to say about it. Adrien Brody's performance is one of the best I've ever seen. Beautifully directed and choreographed. Roman Polanski may be a pervert, but he is an amazing film maker. It'... read more
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Description: The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe. At the outbreak of the Second World War, however, Szpilman becomes subject to the anti-Jewish laws imposed by the conquering Germans. By the start of the 1940s, Szpilman has seen his world go from piano concert halls to the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw and then must suffer the tragedy of his family deported to a death camp, while Szpilman is conscripted into a forced German Labor Compound. At last deciding to escape, Szpilman goes into hiding as a Jewish refugee where he is witness to the Warsaw Ghe ... (more)
Release date: 28 March 2003
UPC: 025192276620
Tags: Drama (61), War (47), Holocaust (32), 2002 (28), Biography (27), WWII (25), 2000s (24), Poland (21), Music (20), Historical (18), (17), Nazi (12), Pianist (12), Piano (12), Biopic (10), World War II (9), History (9), Genocide (9), Jewish (9), Based On True Story (9)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Pianist PUBLISHED FORMAT: memoir AUTHOR/CREATOR: Wladyslaw Szpilman ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1946 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: Next to Schindler's List, I think this is one of the best Holocaust movies I've ever seen. "


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