Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
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Chinatown is one of my all time favourite films, and Rosemary's Baby is a film that I recently watched and thought was great, so it was an easy choice for me to watch my third Roman Polanski film, The Pianist.
The Pianist is the most powerful and haunting Polanski film that I have seen of the three. Set during the second world war, which Polanski had to live through as a Polish Jew himself, the film paints a harrowing and painful picture of atrocious crimes committed by the Nazi Germans.
The film's strength lies with its honesty, a straightforward tale of one man and his struggle to survive, it does not feel fake and does not sacrifice the brutal truths…
Roman Polanski garnered an Oscar for best director for this stunning autobiographical story of Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. The WWII set account of the musician's life under the Nazis in occupied Warsaw. Adrien Brody plays Szpilman a famous concert pianist who performs on Polish radio but who is then interned in the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. With atrocities all around he somehow survives both the liquidation of the ghetto and the destruction of the city. Hidden by different sympathizers he spends months and years hiding from the authorities. Brody himself lost 29lbs from his already thin frame to play the malnourished Szpilman. A story of determination and a will to survive in the face of overwhelming odds this is a…
When I'm able to, I usually like to watch several films in a row about the same theme, from the same director or similar connections. This is why I have been occupying myself with the Holocaust for the last week or so.
Actually I had no plans to include a rewatch of The Pianist, but I remembered it as quite good so I decided to anyway. As you may already know this one deals with, not the extermination camps per se, but is centered around what happened in the Warsaw Ghetto. It is perhaps a bit surprising that the rebellion performed by the Jews living there haven't been given more attention in film, and to be honest that is almost…
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As a film, I thought it was good, but not great. The sets were quite amazing, very memorable settings and environments.
What I loved most was the type of story Polanski wanted to tell. Holocaust movies are delicate and he gives us a very character driven film full of humanity. He doesn't rely on shock factor or the horrors of the war, though he does show them. Instead he shows us a more focused story about a family that we can relate to.
It avoids using cheap techniques to draw emotion and it's a very balanced film.
A bold and amazing film with a great performance from Adrien Brody. Deserved best picture out of the nominees
Though a few parts feel slightly derivative of Schindler's List, it's an excellently paced and pretty powerful film. 7.5 B+
Its the story of a Pianist caught in between the wrath and destruction of world war !!
Great work of Direction by Roman Polanski. This was my first film which was Directed by Polanski. And in this film alone it made my impression about Polanski.
First impression is The LAST impression !!
One of the BEST war movie, because being a war movie it has very unique approach towards survival from Holocaust.
El pianista es una película que te hace llorar, suspirar y padecer impotencia en mas de una ocasión mientras se desenlaza. La película desarrolla la vida del pianista polaco de descendencia judía Szpilman interpretado por Adrien Brody (su mejor actuación, a mi parecer) y su engorroso padecimiento mientras se daba la segunda guerra mundial. Si no la han visto, la recomiendo totalmente. Es una de mis películas favoritas, jamás dejaría de verla.
This film feels very "Polanski". Brody plays broken and lonely superbly.
Nice movie, I watched the Ukrainian version in a cinema in Kiev
Una película fuerte en todo el sentido de la palabra, la actuación de Brody te deja sin palabras, demasiada entrega y convicción, se ganó incluso el Óscar a mejor actor por ello el cual fue bien merecido, una fotografía alucinante, un tema fuerte como lo es el holocausto no debe ser tocado con sutileza, este es un ejemplo claro de como debe hacerse tal cual fue, una barbarie, la banda sonora en esta película también es asombrosa hace que la historia sea aún más emotiva, excelente.
A powerful and moving film that shows the hardships faced by a Pianist and his family when the Nazis took over Warsaw.
Roman Polanski directed the film to perfection and a lot of the main character and some scenes in the movie are a reflection of the things that Polanski himself faced and survived. A well deserved academy award for him for direction and to Andrien Brody for portraying the character in a brilliant way.
The film also shows an aspect which is generally not shown in films about that time, which is how some Jewish people went against their own and how some German officers actually helped the people in need.
The Pianist is made more fascinating by the fact that the character never throughout the film tries to bring about any change or fight and he just accepts his faith and tries to go on surviving in any way possible, which is the most primal of human conditioning.
After seeing so many movies depicting the holocaust I could not believe how hard this one hit me. The scene where Brody holds the limp body of a dead child trying to return to the ghetto sums up the whole movie for me.