It is an extremely powerful movie. I got sick to my stomach a few times, and we had to take a break while watching it because I was so consumed that I needed to take a breath. So, fair warning, it is graphic and intense. I would suggest watching it with someone else and not alone.
The movie follows a famous pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman, as he navigates through the German occupation of Poland during the Holocaust. It is based on a true story, and I am a major sucker for non-fiction. I have always been interested in the Holocaust and enjoy reading books about it as well. The story covers several years and provides a heart wrenching story about Wlad's journey. His family, the ghettos, working. All of it is so interesting.
Wlad is played by Adrien Brody, who happens to be a stud, and an absolutely fantastic actor in this movie (as well as others). I cannot imagine the places he had to put his mind to get into character. He is AMAZING in this movie!
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I would highly suggest hunkering down (early) on a Saturday night with a friend and watching this movie. Prepare to be moved. And really try to take it all in. Powerful stuff. I cannot imagine going through anything like it. (To connect with my last post...)