The Pianist

The Pianist

Director: Roman Polanski | Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

Released: 2002 | Runtime: 150 min

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

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The Pianist Quotes

  • Wladyslaw Szpilman : I don't know how to thank you.
    Captain Wilm Hosenfeld : Thank God, not me. He wants us to survive. Well, that's what we have to believe.
  • [ Szpilman is discovered by the Polish army, wearing the German dress coat given him by Capt. Hosenfeld ]
    Wladyslaw Szpilman : No. Please. I'm Polish. I'm not a German.
    Polish Soldier : Then why the fucking coat?
    Wladyslaw Szpilman : I'm cold.
  • Wladyslaw Szpilman : It's an official decree, no Jews allowed in the parks.
    Dorota : What, are you joking?
    Wladyslaw Szpilman : No, I'm not. I would suggest we sit down on a bench, but that's also an official decree, no Jews allowed on benches.
    Dorota : This is absurd.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman : So, we should just stand here and talk, I don't think we're not allowed to do that.
  • Wladyslaw Szpilman : So, you play the cello, Dorota. That's nice. And who's your favorite composer? Chopin? Really? Well, you'll have to learn to play his cello sonata, won't you? And what about you, Wladek? Well, perhaps I can accompany? Me on the piano, you on the cello?
    Dorota : Mr. Szpilman, you are quite, quite wonderful.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman : [ kisses Dorota's hand ] Call me Wladek. Please.
  • Yehuda: [introducing Wladek] Majorek, this is the greatest pianist in Poland, maybe the whole world.
  • Henryk Szpilman: [discussing the star of David] I won't wear it.
    Regina: *I* won't wear it. I'm not going to be branded.
  • Dorota: [amazed] Mr. Szpilman?
    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [breathless] Hello.
    Dorota: I've come specially to meet you, I love your playing.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [chuckling] Who are you?
    Dorota: My name is Dorota, I am Jurek's sister.
  • Father: What do you think? Should I, should I take Uncle Shiva's portrait?
    Mother: Take it, don't take it, take what you like! [sigh]
    Mother: Can't you see I'm worried sick?
  • Man Waiting to Cross: A bridge, a shmidge.
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