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I Am David (2003)

PG | | Drama | 3 December 2004 (USA)
A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.

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David
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Johannes
Hristo Shopov ...
The Man
Roberto Attias ...
Baker
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David's Mother
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Roberto
Marin Jivkov ...
Cecha
Robert Syulev ...
Angelo
Elisabetta Bartolomei ...
Woman at Party
Krasimir Kutzoparov ...
Camp Officer (as Krassimir Kutzuparov)
Krassimir Radkov ...
Party Guest
Diyan Machev ...
Party Guest (as Deyan Machev)
Clem Tibber ...
Young David
Adrian McCourt ...
David's Father
Nikola Rudarov ...
Store Owner
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Storyline

Twelve-year-old David escapes from a Communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into the free world for the first time as he travels across Europe. His spiritual voyage of discovery, where David slowly loses his instinctive mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love, addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the unbreakable spirit of a child. Written by Anonymous

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Believe in the power to change your destiny

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Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements and violent content | See all certifications »

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3 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Sonho da Liberdade  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$160,346 (USA) (3 December 2004)

Gross:

$284,002 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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"Young David" is played by Clem Tibber, the real-life younger brother of Ben Tibber who played David through the rest of the film. See more »

Goofs

When David arrives in Denmark and sees his mother waiting at the airport, the sign on the building is missing the letter h, and says "Købenavn" (in english it would say Copenagen instead of Copenhagen) See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: In the years after World War II, many people in Eastern Europe were sent to forced labor camps for disagreeing with their new governments. Because of this, families were torn apart. Life in these camps was very harsh, and escape was not an option. And yet, for one boy named David, it was his only hope...
The Man: Are you listening to me? You must escape from here tonight. It's your only chance to stay alive. If you follow my instructions and make it out of the camp. Travel when it's dark to...
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Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #3 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Verum
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd., London
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Brilliant!
6 December 2004 | by (Ann Arbor, MI) – See all my reviews

Loved the Movie! One of the most faithful renditions of a book to screen....gripping adventure....wonderful scenery, great characters, heartfelt acting, both funny and sad at the same time. Beautiful Photography, many of the scenes would be great standalone still photos. Felt like I went on vacation in Europe watching this picture. About time we have a movie without gratuitous sex and violence, and a break from reality programming, that has come to the point of offering live, real-time war as an option. Am surprised that many of the professional reviews seem to have been written by people with no background for this type of movie, and just don't get it. Waiting to see more from this director, Paul Feig.


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