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Uniform Title Defiance (Motion picture : 2008)
Title Defiance [videorecording] / Paramount Vantage presents ; a Grosvenor Park/Bedford Falls production ; an Edward Zwick film ; executive producer, Marshall Herskovitz ; produced by Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge ; director of photography, Eduardo Serra ; screenplay by Clayton Frohman & Edward Zwick ; directed by Edward Zwick.

Publication Info. Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment : Paramount Pictures, [2009]


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 GDL Central Library DVD    DEF    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1 rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language In English, German, and Russian; dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, Kate Fahy, Iddo Goldberg, Iben Hjejle, Martin Hancock, Ravil Isyanov, Jacek Koman, George MacKay, Jonjo O'Neill, Sam Spruell, Mia Wasikowska.
Note Based on the book "Defiance: the Bielski Partisans" by Nechama Tec.
Credits Production designer, Dan Weil ; editor, Steven Rosenblum ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; music by James Newton Howard ; violin solos performed by Joshua Bell ; co-producers, Clayton Frohman, Roland Tec.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience MPAA rating: R, for violence and language.
Summary The deep forests of Poland and Belarus 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.
Note Special features: Commentary by director Edward Zwick; "Return to the forest : the making of Defiance"; "Children of the Otriad : the families speak"; "Bielski Partisan survivors" (photo montage of the living survivors).
Contents Special features: Widescreen presentation -- Commentary by director Edward Zwick -- "Return to the forest: The making of Defiance" -- "Children of the Otriad: the families speak" -- Language: English Dolby digital surround 5.1; French Dolby digital surround 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby digital surround 5.1 -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Subject Bielski, Asael -- Drama.
Bielski, Tuvia -- Drama.
Bielski, Zus, 1912-1995 -- Drama.
Brothers -- Poland -- Drama.
Jewish men -- Poland -- Drama.
Jewish men -- Belarus -- Drama.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Drama.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Belarus -- Drama.
Brothers -- Belarus -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Poland -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Belarus -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Belarus -- Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Belarus -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Added Author Zwick, Edward, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Herskovitz, Marshall, film producer.
Brugge, Pieter Jan, film producer.
Serra, Eduardo, 1943- director of photography.
Frohman, Clayton, screenwriter, film producer.
Craig, Daniel, 1968- actor.
Schreiber, Liev, actor.
Bell, Jamie, 1986- actor.
Davalos, Alexa, actor.
Corduner, Allan, actor.
Feuerstein, Mark, actor.
Arana, Tomas, 1955- actor.
May, Jodhi, 1975- actor.
Fahy, Kate, actor.
Goldberg, Iddo, 1975- actor.
Hjejle, Iben, 1971- actor.
Hancock, Martin, actor.
Isyanov, Ravil, actor.
Koman, Jacek, 1956- actor.
MacKay, George, 1992- actor.
O'Neill, Jonjo, 1978- actor.
Spruell, Sam, actor.
Wasikowska, Mia, 1989- actor.
Howard, James Newton, composer (expression)
Bell, Joshua, 1967- intrumentalist.
Tec, Nechama, author, film producer. Defiance.
Paramount Vantage, presenter.
Grosvenor Park Media, production company.
Bedford Falls Company, production company.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415747598
Standard No. 097363527244
Music No. 35272 Paramount Home Entertainment
35272A Paramount
35272B Paramount

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