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Fugitive Pieces [DVD] [2008] [English] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Adapted from Anne Michael's acclaimed prose-poem novel, FUGITIVE PIECES is a harrowing and haunting tale of Holocaust survival and personal awakening. The film opens in Poland, as young Jakob Berr (Robbie Kay) is hidden away just before German soldiers storm into his Jewish family's home. After watching his parents murdered and his sister dragged away to an uncertain fate, Jakob flees and hides in the woods. He is discovered by a kindly Greek archaeologist, Athos (Rade Sherbedgia), who smuggles the sickly Jakob back to his own island home and hides him for the rest of the war. Years later, having moved to Canada, the grownup Jakob (Stephen Dillane) has become a writer struggling to articulate his childhood horrors, haunted by the mystery of his sister's fate. But after his troubled emotions lead to the breakup of his marriage to the free-spirited Alex (Rosamund Pike), Jakob must exorcise the ghosts of his past if he is to close a traumatic chapter of his life and find beauty in the present. Director Jeremy Podeswa (THE FIVE SENSES) ably shifts between the different stages of Jakob's life, showing how grief can continue to influence one's actions--or inaction--in the years that follow a tragedy. Handsomely shot and thoughtfully acted, FUGITIVE PIECES is a touching testimony to the power of remembrance and redemption.
    • Rating - for some sexuality
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 210008DV

  • Credits
    Rachelle Lefevre, Nina Dobrev, Ayelet July Zurer, Ayelet Zurer, Ed Stoppard, Rosamund Pike, Robbie Kay, Stephen Dillane, Rade Serbedzija, Rade Sherbedgia
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] lovely, absorbing adaptation of Anne Michaels' lauded novel....There are innumerable visual and emotional pleasures to be had."
    Los Angeles Times

    "For a tale spiked with so much torment, FUGITIVE PIECES feels remarkably soothing....Supplying much of the comfort is Stephen Dillane's gentle, understated performance as the film's haunted protagonist..."
    New York Times

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