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The Pianist (2002)

Genres: Biography, Drama, War

Taglines: Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.

Director: Roman Polanski

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman

Stars: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard, ...

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
The infamous Sports Palace speech by Joseph Goebbels (18th February 1943) is heard on the radio in 1939.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is playing in the closing scenes, the piano's logo "Steinway & Sons" is the modernized style that came into use in the 1990s.
When Germans go in a parade after capturing Warsaw they go through Nowy Swiat street. Before the war and during it the street was not only for cars but also for trams. As this scene was filmed in original location, there are no tram rails on the street, b
After the local hospital by Szpilman's hideout bursts into flames, we see a shot of a German holding two Polish resistance fighters at gunpoint. When the two escape, the German fires his rifle and the sound of a shotgun being pumped is used. The rifle bei
When Wladyslaw Szpilman's father is slapped by the German officer, the officer is obviously wearing gloves which should not have made a sharp sound.
There is a scene in which Wladyslaw Szpilman is walking in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and then executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot. The hollow
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is crossing the bridge, the same extra (wearing the glasses) passes him twice, in the space of two shots.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is forced to leave his first hiding place after breaking the dishes, he has significant stubble on his face. However, when he reached Dorota's apartment in the next scene, he's clean shaven.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman crawls past the woman who was shot in the back and died kneeling in front of the hospital (before she reached the staircase), she has moved forward visibly (and is now in front of the stairs).
The tin of gherkins Wladyslaw Szpilman finds in the destroyed house changes size between shots.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is told he has to leave the first apartment he's hiding in, his hair is parted and hanging down either side of his face. In the next shot, when he sits down to try to smoke the cigarette, his hair is combed back with no part visibl
Almost at the end of the movie, Szpilman finally exits the house where he has been hiding for a while. Warsaw is completely destroyed and all buildings are in pieces. However, all streetlight poles are shown standing up perfectly.
The bayonet used by the German sergeant to open the sack of beans is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it is common to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman goes to his friend of last resort for help it is deep winter in Poland with snow. On the table in his friends flat is a bunch of fresh yellow roses. How do you get roses in mid-winter wartime Poland? Also, the following morning the
In 1939, a radio plays Joseph Goebbels Sports Palace speech. Goebbels delivered that speech February 18th, 1943.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is playing in the closing scenes, the piano's "Steinway & Sons" logo is the style first used in the 1990s.
When Germans parade around after capturing Warsaw, they go down Nowy Swiat street. Before and during the war, the street had a tram route. The street has shown has no tracks.
After the hospital near Szpilman's hideout bursts into flames, a German holds two Polish resistance fighters at gunpoint. When they escape, the German fires his rifle, a bolt-action Karibiner 98k, which then makes the sound of a shotgun being pumped.
When the German officer slaps Wladyslaw Szpilman's father, the officer is wearing gloves which would not have made a sharp sound.
In one scene,Wladyslaw Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell
When Wladyslaw Szpilman goes to his friend of last resort for help, it is deep winter, with snow. A bunch of fresh yellow roses are on the table. The next morning, the roses are apricot-colored.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman crawls past the woman who was shot in the back and died kneeling in front of the hospital, before she reached the staircase, she has moved in front of the stairs.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman crosses the bridge, an extra in glasses passes him twice, in two shots.
When Wladyslaw Szpilman is told he has to leave the first apartment he's hiding in, his hair is parted and hanging down either side of his face. In the next shot, when he sits down to try to smoke the cigarette, his hair is combed back with no part visibl
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country.
Near the end of the movie, Szpilman leaves the house where he has been hiding for a while. Warsaw is completely destroyed, and all buildings are in shambles, but all the streetlight poles are perfectly straight.
When Szpilman is playing in the closing scenes, the piano's "Steinway & Sons" logo is the style first used in the 1990s.
When the German officer slaps Szpilman's father, the officer is wearing gloves which would not have made a sharp sound.
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the gro
When Szpilman goes to his friend of last resort for help, it is deep winter, with snow. A bunch of fresh yellow roses are on the table. The next morning, the roses are apricot-colored.
When Szpilman crawls past the woman who was shot in the back and died kneeling in front of the hospital, before she reached the staircase, she has moved in front of the stairs.
The tin of gherkins Szpilman finds in the destroyed house changes size between shots.
When Szpilman crosses the bridge, an extra in glasses passes him twice.
When Szpilman is forced to leave his first hiding place after breaking the dishes, he has significant stubble on his face. However, when he reaches Dorota's apartment in the next scene, he's clean shaven.
When Szpilman is told he has to leave the first apartment he's hiding in, his hair is parted and hanging down either side of his face. In the next shot, when he sits down to try to smoke the cigarette, his hair is combed back with no part visible.
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are lo
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the gro
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are lo
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the gro
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are lo
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the gro
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are lo
When Dorota and her husband visit Szpilman in his apartment, they see he has jaundice. Dorota soaks a dishcloth in water andoth up, her dress has no damp spots on it.
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the gro
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are lo
When Szpilman is waiting in the concentration camp with his family and his father buys a small piece of caramel, he is shown to divide it with a pocket knife with no problems whatsoever. The most likely result of this would have been that the knife would've been taken away as it would be considered to have been a useful weapon.
The German sergeant opens the sack of beans with a bayonet that is not German issue. It appears to be a Turkish Model 1890 bayonet. However, in war it's common for soldiers to use a weapon stolen or bought from another country if their own supplies are low.
Szpilman walks in formation along the street with a group of Jewish workmen. A German officer selects various men and executes them one by one by shooting them in the head. As the last man is shot, the hollow sound of a spent shell casing striking the ground is heard, but a complete cartridge with the bullet falls to the ground. A closer look will reveal it is actually a spent blank cartridge.
When Szpilman is waiting in the concentration camp with his family and his father buys a small piece of caramel, he is shown to divide it with a small pocket knife with nothing happening whatsoever. The most likely result of this would have been that the knife would've been taken away by guards as it would be considered to have been a useful weapon.