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Call NumberVideos D
Dates[2009]; ©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityParamount Vantage presents a Grosvenor Park/Bedford Falls production, an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge ; screenplay by Clayton Frohman & Edward Zwick ; directed by Edward Zwick.
Creators & ContributorsZwick, Edward (director)
Frohman, Clayton (author)
Zwick, Edward (author)
Tec, Nechama (author)
Zwick, Edward (producer)
Brugge, Pieter Jan (producer)
Howard, James Newton (composer)
Craig, Daniel (performer)
Schreiber, Liev (performer)
Bell, Jamie (performer)
Davalos, Alexa (performer)
Corduner, Allan (performer)
Feuerstein, Mark (performer)
Paramount Vantage (contributor)
Grosvenor Park Media (contributor)
Bedford Falls Company (contributor)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (contributor)
SummaryThe deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during the Second World War. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing 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 elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters. Based on true events.
Physical Description 1 videodisc (136 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Carrier Typevideodisc (DVD)
PublisherHollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Based on the book Defiance: the Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec;
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008;
  • Special features: Commentary by director Edward Zwick, Return to the forest: the making of Defiance, Children of the Otriad: the families speak, and more;
  • NTSC ; Region 1 ; widescreen ; 1.85:1 aspect ratio;
  • English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround)