Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Pianist (2002 movie)

Directed by: Roman Polanski
Released: 2002
Country: France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom

Plot synopsis
Wladyslaw Szpilman is a talented Jewish pianist. The film is set during the World War II. After spending some time at the ghetto, they are rounded for deportation to the Treblinka extermination camp. Wladyslaw is saved by a friend from deportation by the Jewish Ghetto Police. After spending some time as a slave laborer, he decides to hide. He hides, helped by two non-Jewish friends, but is discovered by a neighbor. His second hiding place is destroyed by a tank. Looking for a hiding place, he is discovered by a German officer. After hearing him playing piano, the officer is moved, and helps him.


Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman
Thomas Kretschmann as Captain Wilm Hosenfeld
Ed Stoppard as Henryk
Jessica Kate Meyer as Halina
Julia Rayner as Regina
Frank Finlay as Father
Maureen Lipman as Mother
Ruth Platt as Janina
Ronan Vibert as Janina's husband


''The Pianist'' won and was nominated for multiple awards. It won 3 Oscars, including Best Actor (Adrien Brody), 2 BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, and was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards, along with other nominations and wins. It also won seven César Awards, include Best Actor (Adrien Brody) and Best Picture.

My Opinion

The Pianist is a nice and touching movie. It made me very emotional. Adrien Brody gave a wonderful performance. The scenes where Captain Wilm Hosenfeld helped Wladyslaw Szpilman were very touching and nice. Indeed, one of the best movies about the World War II. 

5 out of 5.

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