THE PIANIST - PIANISTA
100 YEARS OF POLAND'S REGAINED INDEPENDENCE
2002, 150 min, France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom
English, Polish, German, Russian, French, Turkish with English subtitles
dir. ROMAN POLASKI
Adrien Brody (Wladyslaw Szpilman), Thomas Kretschmann (capt. Wilm Hosenfeld), Frank Finlay (Wladyslaws father), Maureen Lipman (Wladyslaws mother), Emilia Fox (Dorota), Ed Stoppard (Henryk), Julia Rayner (Regina), Jessica Kate Meyer (Halina), Michal Zebrowski (Jurek)
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard, the codename of the German plan to exterminate Polands Jews in German occupied Poland. From that time Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
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