Roman Polanski, who as a child survived the Krakow ghetto, directed this Cannes Palme d’Or winner based on the 1946 memoir of Polish-Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. The result is a film of riveting power and sadness, revolving around the modulated intensity of Adrien Brody in the title role. Calmly and passionately addressing his past for the first time, Polanski creates a huge, straightforward picture built of countless small, shockingly casual details of brutality, desperation, and kindness.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Adrien Brody, Frank Finlay, Thomas Kretschmann, Maureen Lipman, Ed Stoppard; Director: Roman Polanski; Author: Ronald Harwood; Release Date Limited: 12/27/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 148; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Focus Features
Posted January 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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