Here’s Darren’s Challenge for this week. He watched The Pianist (2002). Let’s see what he thought!
This week Rob challenged me to this Oscar winning film.
Writer: Ronald Harwood (Screenplay) Wladyslaw Szpilman (Book)
Starring: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman, Frank Finlay, Jessica Kate Meyer, Julia Rayner, Thomas Kretschmann
Plot: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Brilliant Drama With Shocking Truth
Story: The Pianist starts Warsaw 1939 we see pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody) playing piano as the bombs hit the town, his family is planning on running and Wladyslaw refuses to go as war officially starts with Britain and France joining in with Poland. With the German’s taking over Warsaw Wladyslaw finds his Jewish beliefs being band across the city as his new romance with Dorota (Fox).
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