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Defiance

As Nazi forces invade Poland, the defiant Bielski brothers (played by Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell) escape into the Belarussian forest. Worried about the encroaching army and others of their race, the three men begin rescuing Jews and offering them protection within a village they build amidst the dense trees. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 137
Theater Release: 16 Jan 2009
Video Release: 02 Jun 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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The Bielski Brothers were not the only ones to rebel against the events and horrors occurring during World War II. Hitler’s own officers made assassination plans as recounted in the movie Valkyrie (also releasing in December 2008). A Jewish father uses humor and a positive attitude as weapons to help his son endure the cruelties of a concentration camp in the movie Life is Beautiful.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Defiance

Release Date: 2 June 2009

Defiance releases to home video on DVD and Blu-ray. The movie is presented in wide screen with audio tracks in Dolby Digital Surround -English (on DVD) and Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby True HD 5.1 - English (on Blu-ray). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish.

Bonus materials include:

- Audio Commentary (by director Edward Zwick)

- Featurettes (Return to the Forest: The Making of Defiance, Children of The Otriad: The Families Speak and Bielski Partisan Survivors)

 

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