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A wonderful story of hope!

by Rich Stones on 8/7/2008

This movie is a great compliment to Schindler's List...and it's in wonderful color. It's a story of hope and how even in the darkest times, some decent people emerge to bring hope to those afflicted.

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A polish jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the warsaw ghetto of world war II.


Studio Universal
SKU 202715827
UPC 025193088529
UPC 14 00025193088529
Format DVD
Release Date 1/23/2007
Rating Rating
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Brody,Adrien
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Cast & Crew
Adrien Brody - Actor
Frank Finlay - Actor
Herve de Luze - Editor
Maureen Lipman - Actor
Pawel Edelman - Cinematographer
Robert Benmussa, et. al. - Producer
Roman Polanski - Director
Ronald Harwood - Screenplay
Thomas Kretschmann - Actor
Wojciech Kilar - Original Music By
Winner (2003) British Academy Awards, Roman Polanski, et. al., Best Film,British Academy Awards, Roman Polanski, David Lean Award for Direction,Oscar, Adrien Brody, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Roman Polanski, Best Director,Oscar, Ronald Harwood, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner (2002) Cannes Film Festival, Roman Polanski, Golden Palm Award
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review To lump The Pianist in with all of the other Holocaust stories brought to the screen does a great disservice to this powerful, compelling motion picture. Crafted without a whiff of melodrama, this motion picture takes a steady, unflinching look at the plight of Jews in Warsaw during the years when Poland was occupied by the Nazis. For director Roman Polanski, this represents his most effective film in nearly three decades. Not since 1974's Chinatown has Polanski reached such dramatic heights.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The title is an understatement, and so is the film. Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" tells the story of a Polish Jew, a classical musician, who survived the Holocaust through stoicism and good luck. This is not a thriller, and avoids any temptation to crank up suspense or sentiment; it is the pianist's witness to what he saw and what happened to him. That he survived was not a victory when all whom he loved died; Polanski, in talking about his own experiences, has said that the death of his mother in the gas chambers remains so hurtful that only his own death will bring closure.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Brody,Adrien
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
David Edelstein, Slate The best film of 2002.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post ...a near-masterpiece.
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun ...the greatest historical film centered on an enigmatic character since Lawrence of Arabia.

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