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Year
2002
Runtime
150 min.
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Drama, War, Biography
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
443,931
Checks
63,098
Favs
5,104
Dislikes
199
Favs/checks
8.1% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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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. 4 years 6 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! 5 years 11 months ago
  3. stexdo's avatar

    stexdo

    Some of the most impressive lighting, sets and locations that I can remember. Probably the single best leading performance of the decade and the directing is flawless. Polanski is exceptional, what a career! 3 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in Music
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  2. This movie ranks #3 in Biography
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  3. This movie ranks #4 in War
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  4. This movie ranks #11 in 2000s
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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 #38 in Drama
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  8. This movie ranks #40 in 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 #106 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  15. This movie ranks #139 in Reddit top 250
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  16. This movie ranks #158 in iCheckMovies - Most Checked
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  17. This movie ranks #216 in FOK! top 250
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  18. This movie ranks #369 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  19. This movie ranks #437 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  20. This movie ranks #666 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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