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Year
2002
Runtime
150 min.
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Drama, War, Biography
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
443,931
Checks
65,529
Favs
5,304
Dislikes
210
Favs/checks
8.1% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. daddymus's avatar

    daddymus

    A phenomenal film that I somehow have failed to see over the years. Polanksi's personal experience from this time period make this a very powerful and truthful experience without an ounce of schmaltz. I think the structure of the film is spot on - the first half shows the general misery and unbelievable cruelty that was taking place and the second half focuses on the title character's struggle to survive. The transformation of Brody from a sharply-suited young man to a shambling wreck clutching a can of aubergines is something that lingers in the mind. 6 years 3 months ago
  2. tin can's avatar

    tin can

    Amazing film (harrowing, obviously). It would have been better in Polish, though. Felt distinctly "not right" for them to be speaking in English, and we have these wonderful things called subtitles! 7 years 8 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    I had to be in the mood to finally watch this movie. I knew it would be rough on the emotions because of the depiction of the actual cruelties that the Jewish people suffered. But when I finally saw it, I was amazed even more by Brody's amazing transformation from a clean-cut professional to a broken, frail fragment of his former self. Heartbreaking... 2 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #4 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #6 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #11 in IMDb's 2000s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #24 in Lodz Film Museum's Best Polish Films
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  6. This movie ranks #29 in César Award - Best Film
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  7. This movie ranks #36 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  8. This movie ranks #38 in IMDb's Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #57 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  10. This movie ranks #75 in FilmTotaal top 100
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  11. This movie ranks #75 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  12. This movie ranks #90 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  13. This movie ranks #94 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  14. This movie ranks #118 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  15. This movie ranks #157 in iCheckMovies - Most Checked
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  16. This movie ranks #193 in FOK! top 250
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  17. This movie ranks #369 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  18. This movie ranks #438 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  19. This movie ranks #666 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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