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Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for violence and language.
Released on:
December 31, 2008 (Wed)  (limited)
January 16, 2009 (wide)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
December 12, 2008

Production Companies:
Bedford Falls, Grosvenor Park Productions, Pistachio Pictures
Paramount Vantage

Status: Released

Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein

Director: Edward Zwick

Screenwriter: Edward Zwick, Clayton Frohman
Script: Book Adaptation

Genre: Drama, War
About the film:
Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.
Rated R for violence and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $123,513 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $28.64 mil.
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Julia – gupojmEHat
February 18, 2012 - 08:37
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Really? I tuhgoht this was one of the most boring movies I ever saw. I was really pumped up for this as the trailers made it look intense. I would caution, anyone that is ignorant like me going into this thinking it will be an action movie, think again.

January 08, 2009 - 14:37
Subject: defiance

well this sounds like it should be a great movie, I'can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!