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Defiance

Rating:R (for violence and language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 31, 2008
Running time:137 minutes
Cast:Daniel Craig, Liev Schrieber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner
Director:Edward Zwick
Producer:Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge
Writer:Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick
Distributor:Paramount Vantage

Description: Based on an extraordinary true story, "Defiance" is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. The brothers turn a primitive struggle to survive into something far more consequential--a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by saving thousands of others. At first, it is all they can do to stay alive. But, gradually, as whispers of their daring spreads, they begin to attract others--men and women, young and old--willing to risk everything for the sake of even a moment's freedom. Tuvia is a reluctant leader and his decisions are challenged by his brother, Zus who worries that Tuvia's idealistic plans will doom them all. Asael is the youngest--caught between his brothers' fierce rivalry. As a brutal winter descends, they work to create a community, and to keep faith alive when all humanity appears to be lost.

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