Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review and Trailer of Defience

The movie Defiance with Liev Shriebner, and Daniel Craig.

The story is based on a true story, based on a book. I remember seeing this book at least 15 yrs. ago in Barnes and Noble but I did not pick it up. After Schindler's list I wanted to grab everything like a sponge about the Shoah.

This movie is a very different kind of movie about the Jews during the Shoah. This time they fought back. The reason I felt this was different was, every movie that takes place during the holocaust either is the passivity of the Jews, about the awful sad atrocities that happened during that time. Or the elderly, that were survivors tell the true facts, and flashbacks. It is the first time I have seen anyone do something to fight back.

Finally Jews that fight back!!

It is about Defiance,There are four brothers. They are all partisans in the forest. the two older brothers both become defiant with each other. They both have to make a choice. One of the brothers wants to avenge the deaths of the Jews by the Germans, the other brother feels that life is precious. every life you save you are responsible for, it is survival. He feels saving old woman's life is more important than killing ten Nazi's. It is interesting how all of the Jews that are saved are in the forest and how they become a community. The brother's fight to decide how this will play out either as revenge or just to survive. One of the brother's decides he wants to fight side by side with the Russians and leaves with a small group to fight the German Nazis. The other brother wants none of that and stays in the forest to just survive with the group hoping that they all will survive.

My favorite quote
One day of freedom is another day of faith

You can read a review from The New York Times here

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