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.
Just goes to show that no-one's innocent!
- Defiance review by CS
What shocked me the most about this film, was the fact that the so called victims, were just as bloody and vengeful as the alleged abusers! Just goes to show that no-one's innocent! I didn't enjoy this film at all, as I thought it hi-lighted an uncomfortable truth about human behaviour during tines of severe stress, such as war time. In essence these brothers and their encampment are preying upon the Germans and inflicting the same horrors against them , which makes them hypocrites in a fashion! there is one thing fighting in a resistance and another enacting pure vengeance and hate crimes against soldiers doing their job!