Wladyslaw Szpilman is Jewish piano player living in Warsaw, Poland. While playing a piece by Chopin on the radio, he is interupted by a bomb. The Nazis soon force him, his family, and the rest of the Jews in Warsaw to move to a ghetto. There they are given a time to go to sleep, and they are not given enough food. Szpilman is still playing the piano, though, in a cafe in the ghetto. Then an order arrives telling the Jews they have to work, including Szpilman. He is given the job to carry bricks, and peel potatoes and cut bread. Another order comes saying that all the Jews have to go to a concentration camp. When boarding the train leading to the camp, a Nazi captain pulls Szpilman out of crowd, and he gets separated from his family. And so his story for survival begins.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison
Wladyslaw Szpilman was a polish jew and pianist. This movie tells the detail of Szpilman's survival during World War II. For Szpilman being a Jew during war was not easy because he wasn't able to extend his career as a musician.
The review of this Movie prepared by M.Y.Prasetyo
Roman Polanski's latest movie, "The Pianist", tells the true story of Wladek Szpilman, a Jewish pianist who played for the Polish radio, saved arbitrarily from the Warsaw ghetto and uprising in April, 1943, and who survived until the rout of the Germans by the Russians in 1945. The film takes us step by step to witness the brutal herding of 350,000 Polish Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, their deportation to the annihilation camps, and the final destruction of Warsaw at the end of the war.
The retelling of the Holocaust through the story of one survivor reminds the audience again of the terrible price paid by the millions of the Nazi victims.
The review of this Movie prepared by Betty-Jeanne Korson