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Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


After the victory of World War II, Polish Jewish pianist wladyslaw Szpilman began to write his memoir “pianist”. Later, it was adapted into a film and started shooting in Warsaw, which is still full of ruins. The film name is Robinson in Warsaw. Later, it was renamed “unconquered city” by the Warsaw government, and joined the scene of Warsaw residents welcoming the Soviet army into the city before broadcasting.

Polanski, a Polish born French director, was born in France to Jewish parents. Polanski himself returned to Poland before the war. His mother died in a Jewish concentration camp and his father survived. When he was 8 years old, he escaped from a twisted hole in the barbed wire and survived.

One day, Polanski got the Memoirs of pianist wladyslaw Szpilman. When he saw the first chapter, he felt that this theme would become his new film. As Polanski said, “the film describes the real situation of that period with amazing objective strokes, which is almost cold and accurate. In the book, poles are good and bad, Jews are good and bad, and Germans are good and bad…” he hopes that his films will be as close to the facts as possible, rather than the typical Hollywood style films.

After allowing Polanski to shoot, the pianist closed his eyes and slept in Chopin’s music – in July 2000, he was 88 years old and couldn’t wait until the film was finally completed.

From beginning to end, the film feels the harm of World War II to Poland and Polish Jews from the perspective of a bystander. For example, when Szpilman was initially isolated in a Jewish community, when he saw the child smuggling food dead by breaking his spine alive, his eyes were full of helplessness and fear. At the end of the film, watching groups of Jews die in various ways, there was no superfluous expression in his eyes. At this time, the God of death, like a shadow, appears at any time and performs everything about death in various ways. He shuttles through it just to survive, survive. He knelt at the feet of the German Nazis just to survive, survive. As an underground man in the film said, “it’s harder to live than to die.”

The characters in the film have very little dialogue and have no heroic words. For helping or being helped, people make the final record with their hearts. Szpilman was saved several times by his old friends who took refuge in the Nazis. Those who did not know how their fate made money, revolutionaries who collected money everywhere in the name of Szpilman, and Germanic couples who helped Szpilman hide. Jews, good and bad. Poles, good and bad. German Nazis, good and bad. There are good and bad revolutionaries.

Szpilman himself is a pianist, but the film itself does not take music as the main form of expression. However, music always plays a role in further setting off the film atmosphere at the crucial time. When Szpilman lived on the piano in the cafe, Szpilman was absent-minded and music was dispensable. When Szpilman saw a piano in his hiding place, he instinctively sat on it. Then, his fingers began to move over the keyboard, and the background music sounded. If he didn’t play, he would play. Music, in Szpilman’s body, is a survival force. When Szpilman finally met with German officers face to face, he played Chopin’s Fourth Piano narrative, from unfamiliar to skilled, from despair of life to forgetting the distance between life and death, music, and music, gave us another door to eternal life. It entertains people in peacetime and people in war. Turn the hostility of war into a person’s desire for survival.

Living is the greatest victory.

To the noblest soul.

Some reflections on the pianist

1. About the Jewish nation

During World War II, the number of Jews in Warsaw, Poland, decreased sharply from 500000 to 6W. As far as the history of the whole Jewish nation is concerned, Europe has always had the tradition of persecuting the Jewish nation as an alien. From this point, it is comparable with the Chinese nation.

What is forgetting? What is memory?

During World War II, China was also brutally persecuted by Japanese imperialism. From September 18 to the Nanjing Massacre, it has become the eternal pain of our whole nation.

But in the pianist, there is no hatred, no cry, no curse. Only humanity’s desire for survival and forgiveness for war. He faced up to this period of history and reproduced it in various forms. After the war, the Jewish nation took out a huge amount of property to be wanted all over the world for war criminals during World War II. After the war, the Jewish nation used the shortest time to heal the wound, and then used its own way to tell the world who is the real strong.

2. About love

There is a lot of love in the film.

Like family. When the Szpilman family shared a piece of sugar among six people. Although they didn’t know that what was waiting for them was death. Although they were humble and couldn’t decide their own fate, the candy was stuck in my throat and made me unable to pronounce for a long time.

Another example is love. In fact, the film can be made into a war romance. The beautiful Dorothy is full of affection and worship for Szpilman. But no. When the fugitive Szpilman met Dorothy again, she was pregnant and helped Szpilman with her husband. She sat in the room practicing cello with her stomach. Szpilman, always without any language, just stood outside and watched quietly.

What is love in the face of war? What is love?

I remember a film reflecting the Nanjing Massacre. Finally, it became an emotional play.

3. About death and music

The music in the film, carefully speaking, is actually very simple music. But it is these simple music that always face death. Szpilman put his hand on the piano and called to play. When Jewish laborers were forced to sing Christmas songs on Christmas Eve, they showed not anger, not sadness, but hope. Szpilman’s hand slides quickly over the keyboard. Isn’t it also the best praise of life?

4. About Polanski

Polanski, the director of this film, has always been a character with mixed reputation. He was born in France to Jewish parents. During World War II, he returned to Poland. His mother died in a Nazi concentration camp, and his father and he survived. However, his personal experience of the past is undoubtedly the pain of his life.

When Spielberg invited him to make the famous film Schindler’s list, he refused. Because this history is too painful for him.

In 1969, his wife Sharon Tate was killed by the “Mason party”, but he himself showed indifference to it. Later, he was involved in a disturbing rape case. Although he strongly denied it, he served six months in prison and was under the supervision of a psychiatrist. Finally, he thought that the judge would not make a fair judgment and fled while awaiting trial, so he became a fugitive in the United States in 1977. Polanski never returned to the United States in 20 years.

A person who has experienced it personally shot the pianist with such a calm lens. There is no hatred and revenge, but try to reproduce a period of history. Its physical and mental pain is very understandable.

5. About survival

From then on, please pay attention to any form of survival. Because only alive can there be hope. Only by living can we wash away the humiliation of “living”. Only by living can we remember this history forever.

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