‘The Pianist’ plays out much like any World War II true story; It is a story about humanity punctuated by scenes of graphic violence and inhumanity.
The film follows the true life story of Polish Jew Wladyslaw Szpilman, who was famous in his day as possibly the most accomplished pianist in all of Europe.
Watching this blemish on our collective World history play out is like sitting in a darkened corner recalling all the vilest, most horrible and embarrassing things we’ve ever done in our lives over and over again, with absolutely nothing to do about it but sit there, rocking back and forth, crying, “Why? Why? Why?!”