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One man's true story

Advantages: Perfection!
Disadvantages: Nothing!

RELEASED: 2002, Cert. 15 RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 30mins DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski SCREENPLAY: Ronald Harwood PRODUCERS: Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde & Roman Polanski MUSIC: Wojciech Kilar MAIN CAST:- Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman Frank Finlay as Sa ...

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Music was his passion. Survival his masterpiece.

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Films such as Roman Polanski's The Pianist are a rare breed that fall into many categories and at the same time sit comfortably in none. Like Shindlers List, and a handful of other wartime portrayals, it is part entertainment, though the subject matter is ...

steerpyke 06.02.2005 · Read full review
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The Pianist

Advantages: Gripping film
Disadvantages: Rather lengthy

...Winner of three Oscars (and nominated for four more), two BAFTAs, and the coveted Palm d'Ore, The Pianist certainly has the credentials. Anyone who has read Szpilman's original biography, also titled 'The Pianist', will already know that the narrative is ...

kozwoz 26.03.2005 · Read full review
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The Composition of a Struggle to Survive

Advantages: A very deep, involving and moving story of one man's struggle to survive the war.
Disadvantages: Not to be taken lightly - could be a disadvantage for some.

...I was hesitant about reviewing this film when I saw it, as I noted early on that it was similar to Schindler's list - in that it is set during the Second World War, shows some of the real horrors suffered, particularly by Jews and is both powerful and emo ...

Ayesha- 08.09.2009 · Read full review
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Don't shoot the Piano-player

Advantages: This brings history starkly into focus
Disadvantages: It's mostly very depressing

...Adrien Brody plays Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Jewish pianist in this chilling film by Roman Polanski. His suffering and that of his family and, of course, other Polish Jews during WWII at the hands of the Nazis is awful to behold. It's very sobering and althou ...

FlameDruid 06.10.2007 · Read full review
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