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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

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Elijah Wood Elijah Wood
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer Jonathan Safran Foer
Leaf Blower
Stephen Samudovsky Stephen Samudovsky
Jonathan's Grandfather Safran
Zuzana Hodkova Zuzana Hodkova
Alex's Mother
Boris Leskin Boris Leskin
Grandfather
Elias Zerael Bauer Elias Zerael Bauer
Goatherder Boy
Jan Pavel Filipensky Jan Pavel Filipensky
Well Digger


Written by
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber
(screenplay)


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14 years 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

9 years, 7 months ago at Mar 11 9:43
2 votes
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but, with its quirky poster and title, it seemed to be rather intriguing so I was quite eager to check it out. Basically, like many actors before him, Liev Schreiber decided to make his directing début and, eventually, I thought it turned out to be actually pretty good. Indeed, the directing was decent enough and, above all, I really loved the... 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 (17), Comedy (14), Road Trip (10), 2000s (10), 2005 (8), WWII (8), War (6), Holocaust (6), Jewish (6), Based On Novel (5), Ukraine (5), Suicide (4), Eastern Europe (4), Family History (4), Beautiful Colours (4), (4), Family (3), World War II (3), Collection (3), Colorful (3)
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"Re-watch - Mar. 31st It's been about 9 years since I last watched Everything Is Illuminated, and at first I wasn't even sure I'd watched it before which says something I think. As it rolled along, however, some of it was more familiar but I'd be lying if I said much of it had stuck with me. It's a good movie, just nothing exceptional really. I like the characters (especially the dog) and story well enough, and the soundtrack is pretty good. I won't be too surprised if I lose track of it again i"


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