Watch The Pianist Movie Online
Published 02 25, 2015
Year : 2002
Release date : 28 March 2003
Genres: Biography, Drama, War,
Director : Roman Polanski,
Writers: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman,
Stars: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman,
Time: 150 min.
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The Pianist Movie Online
The Pianist is a historical film drama of 2002 co-produced and directed by Roman Polanski, scripted by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody. It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a World War II memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman. The film was a co-production between the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Poland. In September 1939, Władysław Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, is playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland which caused the outbreak of World War II. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman rejoices with his family at home when learning that Britain and France have declared war on Germany. But Poland's allies do not live up to their promises of aid, and with both the German and Russian armies invading Poland at the same time on different fronts, fighting lasts for just over a month. German troops soon enter Warsaw, where life for Jews deteriorates as the Nazi authorities prevent them from working or owning businesses and force them to wear blue Star of David armbands.By November 1940, Szpilman and his family are forced from their home into the overcrowded Warsaw Ghetto, where conditions only get worse. People starve, the guards are brutal, and dead bodies are left lying in the streets. On one occasion, the Szpilmans witness the SS kill an entire family during a round-up in an apartment across the street. On 16 August 1942 the family are deported to Treblinka extermination camp, but Wladyslaw survives at the Umschlagplatz, due to an intervention from a friend in the Jewish Ghetto Police. Szpilman becomes a slave labourer and learns of a coming Jewish revolt. He helps by smuggling weapons into the ghetto, narrowly avoiding a suspicious guard. He then manages to escape and goes into hiding with help from a non-Jewish friend, Andrzej Bogucki, and his wife Janina.