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Jan 12, 2005

The Pianist

Roman Polanski's Oscar winning directorial presentation about the real life story of a Jewish pianist in Warsaw who escaped the holocaust. Every other Jewish holocaust movie I watch turns my opinion in favor of Israel despite their descipable human rights record in West Bank and Gaza - man, these people were tortured worse than hell, it is a wonder that some of them escaped alive, as the Polish Jewish pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman played by Adrien Brody did.This film made Brody the youngest ever to receive the Best Actor Oscar.

The film feels real, which is kind of achievement when it comes out of Hollywood. Szpilman hides out in various houses during the German occupation of Warsaw(Poland), he does not perform any super human acts, it is his luck that saves him till the very end and to think that some one endured all this in real life is unimaginable. The real Wladyslaw Szpilman lived a long and successful life as a pianist till his death in 2000 at the age of 88. I'd say, the film deserves its Oscar.

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