A story about Władysław Szpilman, a prominent pianist and composer, who manages to flee the ghetto during World War II. Initially hidden by Polish friends, after the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, he’s on his own. In search of a safe place, Szpilman unknowingly enters the headquarters of the German army. Cruelty and pain intertwine with sounds of classical music that help him survive.
Among many other accolades, the film received the Palme d’Or at the 2002 Festival de Cannes and won three Oscars in 2003.