Last month we proposed to you the movie “Cadillac Records” from 2008, which tells the story about the musical era of the earlies 1940s to the late 1960s and follows the story of Leonard Chess a Jewish immigrant from Poland, a bar owner, and later an owner of a record-company Chess Records based in Chicago.
Today, we would want to propose you another movie. “The Pianist” is a biographical war and drama movie produced and directed by Roman Polanski from 2002. The script for this movie was written by Ronald Harwood.
Same as the “Cadillac Records” movie, in today’s movie “The Pianist” the main starring role had the very well-known actor Adrien Brody. This movie is based on the autobiographical book from 1946 with the same name, which is the memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman. He was a Holocaust survivor.
This movie was in a co-production of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland. The storyline is about the man with a masterpiece of surviving in Warsaw between 1939-1945. The Polish-Jewish radio station pianist sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins.
The movie was first released at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival on 24th May. At the 75th Academy Awards, this movie won an award for Best Director (Roman Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Harwood), and Best Actor for Adrien Brody.
This movie had many positive reviews. The movie is a masterpiece and is extremely well done, also is teaching you about the major events that occurred during the 40s, World War II, and how the citizens dealt with it.
Some people said that this movie is a mentally grueling experience, and it’s really dark. The scene where Adrien Brody walks down the filthy, messy alley, crying, really hits you hard. By the many reviews, it’s really worth it to watch this movie.
Adrien Brody absolutely deserved the Oscar Award that he gets it, as well as the Cesar Award. This is one absolutely powerful movie, using pictures to convey the utter horror of the holocaust. In 2016 The Pianist was included in BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.