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Everything Is Illuminated (3-Sep-2005)

Director: Liev Schreiber

Writer: Liev Schreiber

From novel by: Jonathan Safran Foer

Music by: Paul Cantelon

Producers: Marc Turtletaub; Peter Saraf

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy, WWII, Holocaust, Nazis

A young Jewish man sets out to locate a woman responsible for saving his grandfather's life in World War II.

ABSTRACT
Jonathan Safran Foer, a young Jewish man proud of his heritage, travels to Ukraine to investigate his family's past and track down a woman responsible for saving his grandfather's life in World War II. The ever-inquisitive Jonathan's journey, which sees him working with a travel agency specializing in "heritage tours" and acting on his impulses as a collector, takes him into the heart of blighted Eastern Europe on a quest to illuminate his history and come face-to-face with the brutal consequences of anti-Semitic thought.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jonathan Safran Foer
Novelist
21-Feb-1977   Everything Is Illuminated
Elijah Wood
Actor
28-Jan-1981   Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings

CAST

Elijah Wood   ...   Jonathan Safran Foer
Eugene Hutz   ...   Alex
Boris Leskin   ...   Grandfather
Laryssa Lauret   ...   Lista
Jonathan Safran Foer   ...   Leaf Blower
Jana Hrabetová   ...   Jonathan's Grandmother
Stepan Samudovsky   ...   Jonathan's Grandfather Safran
Ljubomir Dezera   ...   Young Jonathan
Oleksandr Choroshko   ...   Alexander Perchov (Father)
Gil Kazimirov   ...   Igor
Zuzana Hodková   ...   Alex's Mother
Mikki   ...   Sammy Davis, Jr., Jr.
Mouse   ...   Sammy Davis, Jr., Jr.
Robert Chytil   ...   Breakdancer
Jaroslava Sochová   ...   Woman on Train
Sergej Rjabsev   ...   Ukrainian Band
Jurij Lemeshev   ...   Ukrainian Band
Pamela Racine   ...   Ukrainian Band
Oleksandr Houtz   ...   Ukrainian Band
Ludmila Kartouská   ...   Hotel Waitress
Igor Latta   ...   Old Man at Fair
Eugenin Marandic   ...   Fair Goer
Orest Tkachyk   ...   Fair Goer
Elias Bauer   ...   Goatherder Boy
Jurij Kokyrc   ...   Well Digger
Sergej Kapitan   ...   Well Digger
Jaroslav Jurichkanc   ...   Well Digger
Igor Savivskij   ...   Well Digger
Jan Filipensky   ...   Well Digger
Bert Schneider   ...   Nazi Officer
Tereza Veselková   ...   Augustine
Lukas Kral   ...   Young Grandfather (Baruch)
Vera Sindelárová   ...   Young Lista

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