segunda-feira, 14 de novembro de 2011

The Pianist (2002)

This movie is set in Warsaw, Poland in the beginning of World War II. The protagonist is Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Jewish piano player of extraordinary talent. His family is fairly wealthy and appear to be of good reputation.

The movie begins to pick up pace when the Germans start bombing Warsaw and eventually take over the area. Ironically the Jews celebrated because now there would be no more bombing. However, they did not know what was to come. In small steps the Germans take away the rights of the Jews in the town, and spread propaganda to make the locals hate them. Before long the Jews are sent into a ghetto and after much abuse and death they are sent to death camps. The piano player was saved by a Jewish police officer from boarding the trains. He weeps for his family, who he knows are all going straight to their deaths.

From here on the viewer sees a well spoken, sharply dressed, kind, talented man evolve into a sewer rat. He comes so low that he eats food that inevitably makes him sick, drinks water covered in filth and mold, and wanders from barren house to barren house gleaning anything useful to help him survive. Near the end of the movie it is shown that not all Germans were monsters, as a high ranking Nazi general harbors the piano player and feeds him. The pianist goes on to be a great musician and die at 88. The kind Nazi general dies in a Russian POW camp.

4 comentários:

  1. Jewish Piano player... O_o, This might be good!

  2. This movie is mind blowing! Great review by the way

  3. I wasn't a big fan of this movie, just not my style.