3. ‘Defiance’

“Defiance” also departed remarkably from the history it claimed to portray. The Bielski partisans avoided military clashes with the Germans, but in the 2008 film, Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and George MacKay attack tanks. The blunt war film antagonized critics, and even took the author of the adapted book a while to accept. Reports from Poland, where the Jewish brothers operated, held that audiences booed Edward Zwick’s Hollywoodized portrait of Jewish strength.

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