The Pianist (2002)

Genre: Drama
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Written By: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman
US Box Office: $32.5M
Runtime: 2 hr. 28 min.


Roman Polanski at his best…


Undoubtedly one of the best works of Roman Polanski, The Pianist tells us the true life story of a Polish Jewish Pianist who lost his family to the hatred of the Nazis during the holocaust. It is a true life adaptation of the autobiography “The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945,” Wladyslaw Szpilman. Szpilman is played by Adrien Brody. Szpilman was a accomplished composer and pianist who played at the polish radio station and was popular all over Poland before Germany had invaded. He was respected and admired greatly by the music lovers and general public.


Brilliant performance by Adrien Brody, reminding us all of the endless sufferings caused by wars.

In the slow moving movie Szpilman and his family are forced along with the other Jewish families first into the Warsaw Ghetto, a district where the Jews are segregated and forced to live away from the general public. He is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard and narrowly escapes death at the Nazi concentration camps. Szpilman manages to escape and hides in various locations with the help of kind hearted people among the ruins of Warsaw. Szpilman struggles to stay alive in the war torn ruins of Warsaw scavenging for food.







Wladyslaw Szpilman the real life Pianist who survived the World War 2 and saw his family perish in the Nazi holocaust.

One of the greatest directors, Roman Polanski who as a child was himself a victim of world war 2.

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