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The PianistBased on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp.
Actors of "The Pianist"Thomas KretschmannBirthdate: 8 September 1962, Dessau, German Democratic Republic [now Saxony-Anhalt, Federal Republic of Germany]
Characters of "The Pianist"
Directors of "The Pianist"Roman PolanskiBirthdate: 18 August 1933, Paris, France
Creators of "The Pianist"Ronald HarwoodBirthdate: 9 November 1934, Cape Town, South AfricaWladyslaw SzpilmanBirthdate: 5 December 1911, Sosnowiec, Poland, Russian Empire [now Sosnowiec, Slaskie, Poland]
Critic Reviews of "The Pianist"Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Old-fashioned in both visual and narrative style and in its overall restraint, the film clearly benefits from the director's first-hand knowledge of the territory.Orlando SentinelJanuary 16, 2003
Brody is a sublimely haunting presence at the heart of The Pianist.New York Magazine/VultureJanuary 16, 2003
It's Roman Polanski's strongest and most personally felt movie.NewsweekJanuary 14, 2003
In going home to tell Szpilman's story Polanski seems reborn: once again he's become a filmmaker who matters.TIME MagazineJanuary 13, 2003
We admire this film for its harsh objectivity and refusal to seek our tears, our sympathies.Miami HeraldJanuary 10, 2003
Brody tracks Szpilman's descent from smug celebrity to feral, starving man with uncommon subtlety.Common Sense MediaDecember 28, 2010
True story of a Jewish pianist; OK for older kids.ColeSmithey.comMay 26, 2009
Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" is the director's finest achievement, and elevates Adrien Brody (Oscar win for Best Actor 2002) to eminence in his representation of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
A film that rivals every one of the greatest Holocaust films ever made...TheMovieReport.comFebruary 01, 2009
While the film itself may not live up to the advance hype, Brody exceeds expectations.PanoramaJuly 04, 2007
Une belle r√©ussite fait menant √† une r√©flexion honn√™te sur un sujet face auquel on aurait pu croire que tout aavait d√©j√† √©t√© dit.Blogcritics.orgMarch 22, 2006
[I]t takes six or seven people to keep one half-dead Jew alive.... Wladyslaw's situation is extraordinary but what's happening on screen doesn't really feel so extraordinary. There's almost no emphasis, no point of view.
Gallery of "The Pianist"
Soundtracks of "The Pianist"00:0000:00Pie or Strudel / Escaping Queenie and Tina‚Äôs ..Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.