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Daniel Craig Daniel Craig
Tuvia Bielski
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber
Zus Bielski
Jamie Bell Jamie Bell
Asael Bielski
Alexa Davalos Alexa Davalos
Lilka Ticktin
Allan Corduner Allan Corduner
Shimon Haretz
Mark Feuerstein Mark Feuerstein
Isaac Malbin
Tomas Arana Tomas Arana
Ben Zion Gulkowitz
Jodhi May Jodhi May
Tamara Skidelsky


Written by
Clayton Frohman Clayton Frohman
(screenplay) and
Edward Zwick Edward Zwick
(screenplay)


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A Holocaust film with a twist...

12 years, 5 months ago at May 14 15:43
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"If you save a life, you must take responsibility for it."

In making Defiance, director Edward Zwick (whose résumé boasts such titles as The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond and Glory) turns his attention to World War II; helming a loose adaptation of Nechama Tec's novel which chronicled the true-life experiences of the Bielski partisans who waged a vicious guerrilla campaign against t... read more

Inspiring film on war, courage and love

11 years, 10 months ago at Jan 1 23:10
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What an absolutely incredible film! I was really surprised how good it turned out to be. I knew I was going to like it anyway but I wasn't really predicting it to be amazing. I loved this film a lot because the story is really interesting and is very gripping to me. I was attracted to all of the characters and the way it was filmed. Defiance is an absolutely fantastic action film as well as a true... read more

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10 years, 11 months ago at Nov 10 14:46
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Defiance is one of those very underrated movies. It's Schindler's List in reverse. Some Jews actually fought back (like in the Warsaw Ghetto and other places). Daniel Craig has a commanding complex presence in this movie. Yes, sometimes a bit heavy handed but a great story just the same. The entire cast is great, but Craig and the schoolmaster and Jamie Bell stand out. See the special features wit... read more
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Based on a true story. During World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.
Release date: 8 January 2009
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