Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defiance Movie

Hollywood has finally gotten around to making a blockbuster film about a significant piece of Belarusian history. The movie is called Defiance, and stars Daniel Craig (the current James Bond guy). It is based on a book by Nechama Tec called "Defiance, the Bielski Partisans". It is the story of a group of Jewish resistance fighters in western Belarus during WWII. I went to watch the movie yesterday. It is rated R and the language is often profane (if it bothers you you probably won't enjoy the movie). However, it was very historically correct and very wonderfully made. It is a beautiful story of human spirit and tenacity in face of horror. You can watch the trailer on

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