Unlike some Holocaust films, Polanski focuses more on the struggles of survival rather then the horrors of the time. Warsaw is colorful and bright, people trying to hold on to their former lives. When Szpilman escapes the ghetto he is forced into confinement in a series empty apartments. Ultimately there is some confidence in humanity, when a German general gives Szpilman what he needs until the Russians come. I was impressed the most with the bright, loud portrayal of living in hiding. Life continues outside the window.
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