is about the survival of a particular man when the luck of fate
allowed him to escape from the horrors that surrounded the Nazi
takeover of Warsaw in 1939.
Many thousands of Jews died, but he was lucky he had friends
in high positions, and his status as a respected musician gave
him connections outside the Jewish community.
This film shows just how far a man will go to survive. He was
no fighter except for his own life.
Roman Polanski takes us on a personal tour
of the beginning and eventual conclusion of World War II in Poland
as a famous Polish pianist learns to endure the hostile takeover
and slow deterioration of his beloved Warsaw.
A survival tale that is both touching and harrowing, and right
on the mark.
This is a powerful, unusual look at the
plight of Jews in Warsaw during the years when the Nazis occupied
The movie follows a musician on the streets of Warsaw, where
life and death were as uncertain as they were in concentration
The picture is built of shockingly casual
details of brutality, desperation, and kindness.
The director takes us into the mind of a man who is struggling
minute-by-minute for survival, and the result is a terrifying