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...
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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