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Not your ordinary film about the Holocaust. A survivor's tale.

  • May 20, 2009
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The Pianist is Roman Polanski's most personal film to date and an acting tour de force for Adrian Brody. The movie takes place during World War II. A brilliant pianist is forced to live like an animal during the war. Since he's of Jewish heritage, his family and others that have been "branded" with the star of David are forced to life in concentration camps and ghettos. But this film is not about this topic, that has been beaten to death already. The Pianist is about surviving and keeping one's head together just so they could live another day. Adrian Brody was quite impressive as the Pianist. He conveyed emotion and acting on a level that I never thought he could have ever attained. Roman Polanski's direction was razor sharp and he creates an environment that felt so authentic and real.

In many ways the Pianist also reflects upon the life of Roman Polanski. He has been in the same situations before and has experienced life in the ghettos and camps. Just like the title character, Roman Polanski is a survivor and he can still make films with the best of them.

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May 20, 2009
Polanski is indeed a survivor...fled to avoid imprisonment in the U.S. check this out: !
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review by . November 17, 2009
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My Name Is Szpilman
There are countless movies out there today that reenact the terrible story of what happened to the Jews under the Nazi regime. Movies like Schindler’s List and Life is Beautiful come to mind. Yet although these movies are amazing films, I would have to say that The Pianist is a film that no one should go without seeing.       The Pianist based off the book written by Władysław Szpilman and was directed by Roman Polanski. The film follows the story of Szpilman a Jewish pianist …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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I loved this film.. it was so beautiful and sad... a must see
Quick Tip by . October 03, 2009
Regardless of your view on Roman Polanski, this film is probably one of the best films I've ever seen. Adrien Brody is amazing in this film!
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The Academy Award winning film The Pianist is based upon a novel by the same name and it is directed by Roman Polanski.  Won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody)
Best Director (Roman Polanski) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Cast: Adrien Brody
Director: Roman Polanski
Genre: Drama, War
Release Date: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Ronald Harwood
Runtime: 150 minutes
Studio: Focus Features
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