As World War II begins, a Polish Jewish pianist is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. Separated from his family, he narrowly escapes the concentration camps. After being discovered in hiding, a German officer provides him food in exchange for his musical gifts.
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there are some movies need to be seen on the right time. the Pianist is one of them. i believe, if i have seen it two years earlier i would not conceive it as i did today. i would not see that this film possesses all the bitterness, injustice and yet striking beauty of this world, of entire human kind history. it is all about the perfect timing.
i'm always thinking about this film and if it isn't relevant to my life, my mind makes it so. every time i listen to yann tiersen, i can't stop imagining it as a backdrop for his music. when i wonder about human frailties, i cannot get this film out of my head. this is a movie about the atmosphere, not the characters or even the story of the holocaust but if you breathe in the subtext, you'll understand all of it.
3.6* Not exactly sure how I feel about this one. I know that Polanski left Hollywood, sort of, but this is still a little bit too Hollywood for me. Entertaining but doesn't say anything new. I wouldn't watch it a second time, or tell anyone "You have to see this."