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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Everything Is Illuminated
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Elijah Wood Elijah Wood
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer Jonathan Safran Foer
Leaf Blower
Jana Hrabetova Jana Hrabetova
Jonathan's Grandmother
Stephen Samudovsky Stephen Samudovsky
Jonathan's Grandfather Safran
Ljubomir Dezera Ljubomir Dezera
Young Jonathan
Oleksandr Choroshko Oleksandr Choroshko
Alexander Perchov, Father
Gil Kazimirov Gil Kazimirov

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Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber


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9 years, 9 months ago at Oct 5 7:13
6 votes
Wow, I really fell in love with this movie. I was trying to think of adjectives to describe this film and too many popped up: strange, trippy, wonderful, bizzare, funny, heart warming, sad. What an emotional roller coaster ride. This is one of those small independent films that come along that you must see. You may not like it but you have to give them credit for putting together a very enter... read more

A good movie

5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 11 9:43
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Like many actors before him, Liev Schreiber decided to make his directing début and I must admit, it was actually pretty good. The directing was indeed really interesting and the first half was just hilarious with some great dialogs and excentric characters. And then, suddenly, in the second half, it all became really deep and serious and the end was eventually rather heartbreaking. It was a litt... read more
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Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, "Everything is Illuminated" tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under absurd circumstances turns into a meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the meaning of friendship.
Release date: 14 October 2005
Tags: Drama (16), Comedy (13), Road Trip (10), 2000s (10), WWII (8), 2005 (7), War (6), Holocaust (6), Based On Novel (5), Ukraine (5), Jewish (5), (4), Beautiful Colours (4), Eastern Europe (4), Suicide (4), Family History (4), Family (3), Colorful (3), World War II (3), Based On Book (3)
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