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Defiance (2009) starring Daniel Craig premieres at cinemas

By: FSWL team
Daniel Craig Defiance film 2009
Daniel Craig (James Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) plays the leading role in Edward Zwick's WWII drama Defiance. The film, titled Motstånd in Sweden, premieres at cinemas on 14th April 2009.

The reality-based and astonishing story of the Bielski Partisans, who fought against the Nazis and saved numerous lives during the dark years of World War II, is based on the novel The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tech.

Three brothers, played by Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell, which even today is spoken of as the unsung heroes, dared to defy the Nazis during WWII and saved 1 200 lives, equally as many as the far more famous Oskar Schindler.

When their family is tragically shattered by the German invasion forces during the occupation of Poland, a flame no one can stop arises within them. Many friends and family members are murdered mercilessly by the Germans. But instead of giving up and escape, they decide to stay and survive. They hide in the inaccessible forests surrounding their community and themselves gathering their entire village population. With the dense forest as a base, they fights the enemies smartly and ruthless. Their courage and determination to survive is their ultimate weapon.

Film details:
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Iben Hjejle, Tomas Arana, Mark Feuerstein m.fl.
Director: Edward Zwick
Age limit: 15 years
Genre: Action
Runtime: 131 minutes
Production year: 2008
Screen system: 1:85.1 Anamorphic
Sound system: DTS
Distributor in Sweden: Scanbox Entertainment

Photo above:
The Swedish poster for Defiance. © 2009 Scanbox Entertainment. All rights reserved.

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