THE PIANIST (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

The Pianist transforms a piece of history into a gripping, living, on-screen story thanks to the efforts of Director Roman Polanski. This film is an example of why people go to the movies.—an outstanding story coupled with great acting. It is not often that actors succeed so well in accurate portrayal of a storyline. The storyline is fantastic. It depicts war’s realism with unflinching staunchness.

Storyline

Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish pianist, barely survives World War II atrocities while his entire family is destroyed.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Roman Polanski for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Timothy Burrill, Henning Molfenter, and Lew Rywin for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), Dorota (Emilia Fox), Jurek (Michal Zebrowski), Henryk (Ed Stoppard), Mother (Maureen Lipman), Father (Frank Finlay), Halina (Jessica Kate Meyer), Regina Julia Rayner), and SS Slapping Father (Wanja Mues).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. For anyone looking for a movie about courageous survival against all odds, this is that story.

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