- 2h 16min
- Directed by: Edward Zwick
- Written by: Edward Zwick, Clayton Frohman
- Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George MacKay
- Language: English, Russian, German
- Website: www.defiancemovie.co.uk
Remarkable true story of the Bielski brothers, three real-life heroes who, against all odds, preserve a community of Jews who escape Poland for the forests of Belarus during WWII. Allied with the Russian resistance, the community thrives unexpectedly, leaving leader Tuvia Bielski (Craig) with heavy responsibilities. Played with steely intensity by Craig, partisan Bielski is no pacifist or diplomat, and fights fire with fire.
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Defiance8 Jan 2009
DRAMA/WAR The suggestion in Knocked Up that Steven Spielberg’s Munich was ‘Rambo for Jews’ seems to have inspired Edward Zwick’s latest project. After military epics Glory and The Last Samurai, Zwick arrives at the remarkable true story of the Bielski…
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