It can be hard to rate Holocaust movies - you can't exactly say you "like" a movie filled with so much tragedy - but it is powerful and intelligent and presents enough of a different perspective to stand out amongst other WWII stories. Some slight pacing issues and a somewhat distant characterization keep it from the upper echelons but it gets a very solid B.
Through the eyes of the main protagonist, WWII Warsaw is covered through all its seasons and the events with masterful execution. What could easily end up as a simplistic tale of moral is surpassed with realistically brutal presentation of war atrocities that know no individual or place to remain spared. By the end, Adrien Brody embodies with great simplicity what is now a wreckage of the human spirit at peace.
Holocaust movie that isn't all about Holocaust. After first third which seemed it might, yet again, put an excessive over-sentimental view on this harsh topic, it switches focus on main protagonist, seemingly only humane character in the film. And then a masterful modern-day Crusoe story evolves, offering a "third wheel" perspective baffled by the world's stupidity around him.
Gerçek sinemayla tanıştıktan sonra oldukça popüler, günümüzün yaygın yabancı tabiriyle 'overrated' olma ihtimali yüksek filmlerden uzak duruyordum bir süredir ama yönetmen Polanski olunca bir şans vermek istedim filme. Etkileyici oyunculuklara ve piyano sahnelerine sahip olan film, Polanski'nin erken dönem filmlerine hayran olan beni biraz şaşırttı, yönetmen tarzının dışına çıkmış gibi ama sonuç olarak iyi filmdi 4/5