|Genre||Musical war drama|
|Directed by||Roman Polanski|
|Written by||Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman|
|Company||Focus FeaturesFocus FeaturesFocus Features|
The film is adapted from the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who detailed his survival during World War II. A composer and a pianist, he played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. During the brutal occupation, he eluded deportation and remained in the devastated Warsaw ghetto. There, he struggled to stay alive even when cast away from those he loved. He would eventually reclaim his artistic gifts and confront his fears, with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.
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