This was a movie I re-watched a few days ago, and I forgot just how amazing it was.
Adrien Brody is a brilliant actor, he actually gave up everything he had just to do this role.
He wanted to portray his character as accurately as possible so he felt the only way to do that was to feel genuine despair.
Another thing that is extremely impressive is that he never touched a piano before this role,
yet he learned every piece his character played in this movie, and played like a pro.
The Pianist (2002) - IMDb