Defiance Freedom begins with an act of defiance

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2008 | R | Drama Adaptation | 2hrs, 17m

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 massacre... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in 2 theaters
January 16, 2009 in 1,789 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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DIRECTOR

Edward Zwick

Screenwriter

Clayton Frohman
Edward Zwick

Companies

Paramount Vantage & 2 more

Rating MPAA

R for violence and language

Storyline

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. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as brothers who 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.

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