The Pianist

After two decades of aborted projects and mediocre films, Roman Polanski returns to form with an adaptation of Polish composer and pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's autobiography, a powerful evocation of life in the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation. Warsaw, 1939: Szpilman (Adrien Brody, in a career-defining performance) is playing Chopin for a live...read more

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01:24 — The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the most accomplished piano player in all of Poland. As his family is rounded up (more…)
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01:17 — Wladek Szpilman, a famous Polish Jewish pianist working for Warsaw radio, sees his whole world collapse with the outbreak of World War II and the inva (more…)

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: R
  • Review: After two decades of aborted projects and mediocre films, Roman Polanski returns to form with an adaptation of Polish composer and pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's autobiography, a powerful evocation of life in the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation.… (more)

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