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Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, The Pianist follows a Jewish musician as he attempts to stay alive during the construction of the Warsaw ghetto in Poland during the Nazi occupation of WWII. Using his gifts as a pianist, the young man hides in the ruins of the city and eludes deportment to death camps by utilizing his musical talent. The film won Oscars for star Adrien Brody (the youngest winner of the Best Actor Academy Award at 29) and director Roman Polanski, who could not accept the award in person as he is still wanted for prosecution in the US for statutory rape.
This list includes all the best Pianist lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Pianist quotes are here.
Halina: Good. I'm not going anywhere either.
Mother: Don't be ridiculous, we've got to keep together.
Wladyslaw Szpilman: Look, look... If I'm going to die, I prefer to die in my own home. I'm staying put.
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.
Dorota: Mr. Szpilman, you are quite, quite wonderful.
Wladyslaw Szpilman: Call me Wladek. Please.