Picture from Defiance
Overall B

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.

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A search on the Internet for “Bielski Otriad” will result in many sites that have additional information on these heroic brothers. Here is an account of one person’s interactions with them and their camp deep in the forest: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/visit-partisans.htm