DVD: Defiance, For retail and rental, (Momentum)
Sunday 17 May 2009
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as the Bielski brothers, the farmer's sons who set up a camp for their fellow Jewish refugees in a Belorussian forest during the Second World War.
Impressively terse and unsentimental to begin with, this stirring war movie doesn't shy away from the brutal choices the Bielskis had to make to keep their ill and undernourished followers together through an icy winter, although some Robin Hood-like Hollywoodisms stray in later on.
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