#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In this adaptation of the autobiography “The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945,” Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
Plot: The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.
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terrific movie, if relentlessly gritty and realistic
I remember seeing “Schindler’s list” about ten years ago, and I remember how weird I felt for being almost completely unmoved by it. Although it showed the horrors of holocaust quite realistically, somehow it all seemed just a bit too fake and exaggerated. Characters were a bit off (I still can’t decide who was more over the top, Schindler or Goeth), fake sentimentalism was all over the place, . While it was a work of art and an important reminder of true events that shouldn’t be forgotten, on emotional level it just somehow failed to deliver.
Enter “The Pianist”. With no Spielberg around to put his trademark sappy material, we finally have a movie that shows the true horror and tragedy of Jewish people in World War II. The story is told through the eyes of one man – Wladislaw Szpielman, Jewish pianist who works in a radio station in Warsaw during the German occupation of Poland. Together with him we watch his world getting torn apart, witness his family being taken away, his existence being reduced to bare essentials. Brody gives a subtle yet spectacular performance, his best work yet. And never once are we reminded that we are watching a movie. Everything is shown from Szpielman’s point of view, and it is all very gritty and realistic. While Spielberg’s rendition of German atrocities always had a slightly staged feel to augment their dramatic purpose, here they are so true to life there impact is much greater – you watch and are being reminded in horror that this things actually happened.
While being very hard to watch sometimes, this is a movie that “Schindler’s List” was supposed to be. This movie doesn’t judge anybody, or tries to explain anything – it shows historical events as a reflection of one man’s fate, making a powerful testimony that stays with you long after the beautiful last shot and the end credits are over.
“You musicians don’t make good conspirators.”
Fortunately, I’m able to keep my personal feelings about Roman Polanski compartmentalized enough to say that this was a remarkable film. I’ve read many comparisons between “The Pianist” and “Schindler’s List” on this board, and even though the films are quite different, the overpowering portrayals of Man’s inhumanity against Man will leave the viewer forever affected. Adrien Brody’s Best Actor award was stunningly achieved here, as his character arcs through an incredible series of circumstances to barely survive life in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. What little I knew of director Polanski outside of his marriage to Sharon Tate, the grisly Manson murders, and his rape conviction in the late 1970’s, was put into an entirely different perspective when I learned about his own life in the Polish Ghetto. Much of what we see in the film must emanate from his own unique experience as a child during the War and experiencing Nazi atrocity first hand. I don’t envy anyone who survived that experience enduring the painful daily memories of those times.
Given the film’s title, I guess I was somewhat surprised by the paucity of musical sequences, though what was offered was artistically presented. Particularly poignant was the scene when Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody) was left to hide in an apartment where a piano was available, and he mimed his way through a selection from memory by the need to maintain silence.
Many years following the end of World War II, a single film cannister simply marked “The Ghetto” was discovered, revealing valuable insight into how the Nazi propaganda machine attempted to manipulate public opinion about ‘rich’ Jews who lived in luxury alongside fellow Jews in squalid conditions. Even more intimate details of life in the Warsaw Ghetto are presented in “Shtikat Haarchion” (A Film Unfinished), describing conditions that are even more horrific than those depicted in “The Pianist” or “Schindler’s List”, if that can even be imagined. These movies exist for a higher calling as a constant reminder that the term “Never Again” be one to constantly take seriously in an ever increasingly dangerous world.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 30 min (150 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music, War
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Ronald Harwood (screenplay by), Wladyslaw Szpilman (based on the book by)
Actors Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard
Country UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 74 nominations.
Production Company Miramax
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Moviecam SL
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France (film processing)
Film Length 4,080 m (2003) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm