Defiance (2008) – New Cinema Wallpaper of the Day

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New Cinema Wallpaper of the Day
Thursday, July 31, 2008

The trailer for the latest from director Edward Zwick (Glory) has been up over at Apple (watch here) and certainly gives hope this could be one of the highlights for 2008.

Synopsis:

Based on an extraordinary true story, DEFIANCE is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as brothers who turn a primitive struggle to survive into something far more consequential – a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by saving thousands of others.

At first it is all they can do to stay alive. But gradually, as whispers of their daring spreads, they begin to attract others – men and women, young and old – willing to risk everything for the sake of even a moment’s freedom. Tuvia (CRAIG) is a reluctant leader and his decisions are challenged by his brother, Zus (SCHREIBER) who worries that Tuvia’s idealistic plans will doom them all. Asael (BELL) is the youngest – caught between his brothers’ fierce rivalry. As a brutal winter descends, they work to create a community, and to keep faith alive when all humanity appeared to be lost.

DEFIANCE is directed by Edward Zwick (BLOOD DIAMOND, GLORY) from a screenplay by Zwick and Clay Frohman, based on Nechama Tec’s non-fiction book of the same name. The producers are Zwick and Pieter Jan Brugge. The team recreating the forest haven includes two-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Eduardo Serra (BLOOD DIAMOND, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING), production designer Dan Weil (BLOOD DIAMOND, THE BOURNE IDENTITY) and Oscar®-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (GOSFORD PARK, A ROOM WITH A VIEW).

Captions:

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Daniel Craig as “Tuvia Bielski” stars in DEFIANCE, a Paramount Vantage release.
Photo by Karen Ballard.

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Daniel Craig as “Tuvia Bielski” and Alexa Davalos as “Lilka” star in DEFIANCE, a Paramount Vantage release.
Photo by Karen Ballard.

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Daniel Craig as “Tuvia Bielski” stars in DEFIANCE, a Paramount Vantage release.
Photo by Karen Ballard.

Image Source:
Official still used in the original US release of the film.
(c) 2008 by PARAMOUNT VANTAGE, a Division of PARAMOUNT PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

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