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FILM DETAILS Certificate 15 Cast Daniel Craig Liev Schreiber Jamie Bell Alexa Davalos Allan Corduner Mark Feuerstein Directors Ed Zwick Screenwriters Ed Zwick Running Time 136 minutes
Defiance War, courage, endurance, hope — yep, it’s Oscar season again...
Plot Belorussia, 1941. Fleeing the Nazis, the Bielski brothers, Tuvia (Craig), Zus (Schreiber) and Asael (Bell), find refuge in the forest. Fellow survivors help create an alternative community, while occasionally striking back at their oppressors...
Verdict An amazing true tale is somewhat diminished by second-hand storytelling: entirely admirable, largely entertaining, and yet curiously hollow. Reviewed by Nev Pierce
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