* AwardSnub: Some felt this way when ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' won Best Picture over this at the Oscars.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff The Japanese Love The Pianist]]: Japan was the film's highest grossing foreign market. In fact, the film made almost as much money in Japan as it did in North America.
* TearJerker: It's a Holocaust movie. It's to be expected.
** In particular, "I wish I knew you better."
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