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Defiance

Author: Edward ZwickPieter Jan BruggeClayton FrohmanDaniel CraigLiev SchreiberAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Zwick; Pieter Jan Brugge; Clayton Frohman; Daniel Craig; Liev Schreiber; Jamie Bell; Alexa Davalos; Allan Corduner; Mark Feuerstein; James Newton Howard; Nechama Tec
OCLC Number: 439552167
Language Note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: R-107537-9.
Based on the book "Defiance: the Bielski Partisans" by Nechama Tec.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Commentary by director Edward Zwick, return to the forest: The making of Defiance, Children of the Otriad: The families speak.
Credits: Produced by Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge ; screenplay by Clayton Frohman & Edward Zwick ; directed by Edward Zwick ; Music, James Newton Howard.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein.
Target Audience: Censorship classification MA15+; for violence and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD)(ca. 136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Region 4 DVD.
Other Titles: Defiance (Motion picture : 2008)

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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.

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