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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein.
Producers, Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge ; screenplay, Clayton Frohman & Edward Zwick ; director, Edward Zwick ; music, James Newton Howard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book "Defiance: the Bielski Partisans" by Nechama Tec.
MPAA rating: R; for violence and language.
The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters. Based on true events.
Special features: commentary by director Edward Zwick, return to the forest: The making of Defiance, Children of the Otriad: The families speak, and more.
MW, 6-09; 7-09(add)
Defiance (Motion picture : 2008)
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