Captivating, shocking, moving. This is why The Pianist has been one of the most recognized movies of all time, garnered numerous awards and distinctions after being showed in 2002. It is one of the movies that I really like the most.
The Pianist depicts the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman, one of Poland’s known pianist. The movie shows his modest life as a radio pianist before the war strikes, his hardships when he became a slave laborer and his struggle to survive the holocaust during World War II.
The movie has moved me to tears, and I find it beautiful. its realistic approach and its drastic destruction has its appeal on me, as it shows the pre-war existence of Warsaw and its destruction, the harsh reality of slave laborers who lived throughout the war and the abandonment of the city itself due to its horrific state. the background piano music from known composers adds grace to the story, especially when the pianist worked on his hands to create such beautiful music. It’s nice to hear them on different scenes, from the carefree and joyous pre-war times to the melancholic, destructive war scenes at that time.
The story, the characters portrayed by the actors (Kudos to Adrian Brody who plays as the famed pianist in the story), the cinematography and the music makes it one of the best ever graces on screen. Truth be told that I’m not fond on movies, but The Pianist has made it as one of my personal favorites. 🙂
*** day 24 of 30-day blog challenge, 6 more and i’m good to go!