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Pianist, The

[cert 15, 150 mins]

This is the story of Wladyslaw Szpilman a brilliant
Polish pianist, a Jew, who escapes deportation. Forced
to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares
the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles. He
manages to escape and hides in the ruins of the
capital, where a German officer comes to his aide and
helps him survive.

Still of a Jewish man playing the piano

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrian Brody, Emilia Fox, Maureen Lipman

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Film Studies, History

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