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Defiance

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (EAS, OSH)

Edition

Widescreen version.

Languages

English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Music, James Newton Howard.

Publication Information

Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]

Summary

Based on the book "Defiance: the Bielski Partisans" by Nechama Tec.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests and find the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and the elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into commanding freedom fighters. Based on true events.

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