Monday, June 15, 2009

Defiance: Return to the Forest

Wow, what a movie!

On Friday my husband said that our latest Netflix movie had come in. I asked what it was and if he thought I would like it. He responded that it would be violent, but that it was based on a true story, and specifically mentioned it taking place in Belarus. I decided to watch it and I’m very glad that I did.

It is by far one of the most intense, well made movies I’ve ever seen. I’m sure more fascinating because I have lived in Belarus. I had goose bumps watching the winter scenes in the movie, remembering how bitterly cold the harsh, Belarusian winters are.

From the Netflix website:
“Daniel Craig stars as Tuvia Bielski, one of four Jewish brothers who escape from Poland into the forests of Belarus during World War II to lead a band of resistance fighters and create a safe haven for Jewish refugees. The real-life sanctuary established by the Bielski brothers saved more than 1,000 Jews from persecution and death. Edward Zwick directs this moving historical drama that also stars Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and George MacKay.”

What a phenomenal story of courage; this movie should not be missed. I also recommend watching all of the extras on the DVD. The interviews with the actors, director, and family members are very moving.

I can’t wait to read the book!

1 comment:

  1. oh that's on my netflix que. Glad to hear its good.