Saturday, January 31, 2009
World War II has been the setting for many a film. In Defiance we see the story of the Bielski Partisans, who kept 1200 Jews alive in the woods, to escape the Nazi ghettos in the early 40s. This is an intense war story, with jarring battle scenes and a graphic depiction of the horrific conditions they lived in. The survival of these people is inspiring.