Loosely based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
"***1/2 Highly recommended."--Video Librarian
"It will break your heart many times."--L.A. Weekly
"A movie of riveting power and sadness."--Entertainment Weekly
Consensus: Well-acted and dramatically moving, The Pianist is Polanski's best work in years.
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