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Defiance

Thriller based on a true story. In 1940s Eastern Europe, four Jewish brothers flee to the forest to escape persecution and death at the hands of Nazi forces.

Thriller based on a true story. In 1940s Eastern Europe, four Jewish brothers flee to the forest to escape persecution and death at the hands of Nazi forces after their parents are murdered. Once there, they find more refugees are using the forest as a hideout, so they band together to share resources and attempt to outwit the German forces, who are always on their tail.

2 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jan 2019 23:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Director Edward Zwick
Tuvia Bielski Daniel Craig
Zus Bielski Liev Schreiber
Asael Bielski Jamie Bell
Aron Bielski George MacKay
Lilka Ticktin Alexa Davalos
Shimon Haretz Allan Corduner
Isaac Malbin Mark Feuerstein
Ben Zion Gulkowitz Tomas Arana
Konstanty 'Koscik' Kozlowski Jacek Koman
Chaya Dziencielsky Mia Wasikowska
Bella Iben Hjejle
Tamara Skidelsky Jodhi May
Riva Reich Kate Fahy
Yitzhak Shulman Iddo Goldberg
Arkady Lubczanski Sam Spruell
Viktor Panchenko Ravil Isyanov
Gramov Rolandas Boravskis
Lazar Jonjo O'Neill
Jewish Elder Mark Margolis
Writer Edward Zwick
Writer Clayton Frohman
Writer Nechama Tec

Broadcasts

  • Sat 17 Dec 2011 21:00
  • Sat 17 Dec 2011 22:00
  • Thu 3 Jan 2013 21:00
  • Thu 7 Nov 2013 21:00
  • Sat 20 Sep 2014 21:00
  • Sat 20 Sep 2014 22:00
  • Sat 12 Sep 2015 22:30
  • Sun 13 Sep 2015 00:30
  • Thu 23 Jun 2016 22:30
  • Sun 19 Feb 2017 23:40
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018 23:10
  • Sun 18 Mar 2018 00:10
  • Sun 20 Jan 2019 23:00

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