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  • ‘Resistance’ was not futile

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 14, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    As one of the very few reviewers who found fault with Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List,” I once wrote that I would have preferred a film based on “Defiance,” Nechama Tec’s brilliant study of the Bielski partisans, which shows Jews not as the passive beneficiaries of a Nazi...

  • Bielski Family, Doc Make ‘Defiance’ Personal

    By Tom Tugend

    April 16, 2009 | 3:45 am

    The film “Defiance” told the story of the Bielski brothers, who led a group of partisans in fighting the Nazis and established a self-sustaining Jewish community in the forests of Belarus, but it didn’t show what is ultimately their greatest triumph.

    “The Bielski brothers...

  • Bielski Family, Doc Make ‘Defiance’ Personal

    By Tom Tugend

    April 2, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    The film “Defiance” told the story of the Bielski brothers, who led a group of partisans in fighting the Nazis and established a self-sustaining Jewish community in the forests of Belarus, but it didn’t show what is ultimately their greatest triumph.

    “The Bielski brothers...

  • ‘Defiance’ celebrates Jews’ daring acts of WW II resistance

    By Tom Tugend

    December 25, 2008 | 6:28 pm

    "Every day of freedom is like an act of faith," says Tuvia Bielski, one of three brothers who led a partisan group battling Nazi troops in the forests of Belarus.

    Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber) and Asael (Jamie Bell) are the heroes of "Defiance," which chronicles not only...

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  • Less controversy surrounds this year’s Oscar foreign film entries

    By Tom Tugend

    December 25, 2008 | 5:54 pm

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    Scene from 'Waltz With Bashir'


    A record number of 67 countries are vying for the Oscar in the best foreign-language film category, with generally obscure directors from Afghanistan to Venezuela dreaming of sudden recognition in Hollywood and beyond.

    Among five entries of special...

  • Zwick’s ‘Defiance’ brings heroes of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance to screen

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Edward Zwick, director and co-writer of "Defiance," which dramatizes the World War II partisan resistance led by the three Jewish Bielski brothers, confided to an audience of Anti-Defamation League delegates why he made the film.

    "When I was a boy in the Midwest during the early...

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