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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.
11 years 2 months ago
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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!
12 years 7 months ago
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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...
7 years 4 months ago
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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!
10 years ago
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NourNasreldin

I was depressed for 2 days after watching this film; it is essential for every cinephile to watch this because it is a beautiful heartbreaking piece of art. One of those films that will make you feel thankful for the mere fact of being alive.

One of the BEST pictures I've ever seen, I still can't get the VWS where Brody is standing in the middle of all the wreckage out of my head, that was a beautiful beautiful shot!
10 years 5 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

This is a amazing movie both sad and beautiful at the same time, a movie that show me that I should be happy to live in a world without war
5/5
11 years 7 months ago
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seithscott

Beautiful and heartfelt. Brody's quiet charm really comes out. This movie is just as much a masterpiece as Schindler's List.
13 years 1 month ago
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Ophelia

Oh... how much i loved this movie! :)
13 years 3 months ago
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jaana

Now I completely understand why this girl once said she always watches this movie when she feels depressed.
11 years 3 months ago
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WinterInJapan

I can't say I really enjoyed the first third, but once he was left on his own, the story really picked up.
12 years 6 months ago
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Dieguito

sad but beautiful story
12 years 8 months ago
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Ezio

Amazing but shocking, beautiful acting by Brody. What a nice movie.
12 years 9 months ago
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Notelpats

Amazing movie. Also the music was great.
13 years ago
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masoko

Amazing movie
13 years 2 months ago
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George Bailey

How did this movie not get nominated for the music? And also...How can anyone dislike this movie? It's flawless!
13 years 3 months ago

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