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Writers (WGA):
Anne Holm (novel)
Paul Feig (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 December 2004 (USA) See more »
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A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ben Tibber ... David

Jim Caviezel ... Johannes
Hristo Shopov ... The Man
Roberto Attias ... Baker

Maria Bonnevie ... David's Mother

Francesco De Vito ... 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

Lucy Russell ... American Woman
Enrico Vecchi ... Grocer
Dobrin Dosev ... Border Guard (as Dobrin Dossev)

Paul Feig ... American Man
Malin Krastev ... Policeman
Viola Carinci ... Maria

Maxim Genchev ... Policeman
Ivan Nestorov ... Swiss Policeman
Stefan Shterev ... Bulgarian Officer (as Stefan Shteref)

Alessandro Sperduti ... Carlo
Valeri Yordanov ... Bulgarian Soldier (as Valery Yordanov)
Silvia De Santis ... Elsa

Paco Reconti ... Giovanni
Panayot Tzanev ... Quarry Guar
Nikolay Kipchev ... Truck Driver (as Nikolai Kipchev)
Stephen Antonie Shteref ... Communist Protestor
Paraskeva Djukelova ... Young Mother

Matt Patresi ... Swiss Border Guard

Directed by
Paul Feig 
Writing credits
Anne Holm (novel "I Am David")

Paul Feig (screenplay)

Produced by
Davina Belling .... producer
Andrea Borella .... line producer
Lauren Levine .... producer
Clive Parsons .... producer
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
Cinematography by
Roman Osin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steven Weisberg 
Casting by
Pippa Hall 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
Art Direction by
Nasko Ianakiev 
Set Decoration by
Antonello Rubino 
Costume Design by
Uliva Pizzetti 
Makeup Department
Laura Borselli .... key makeup artist
Stefan Izvorov .... assistant makeup artist
Rasko Russev .... hair stylist
Gergana Stanoeva .... assistant hair stylist
Mauro Tamagnini .... key hair stylist
Valentin Valov .... makeup artist
Production Management
Franco Coduti .... production manager
Valentin Dimitrov .... assistant unit manager
Perry Moore .... executive in charge of production
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor: USA
Michael Sammaciccia .... executive in charge of production
Marco Zanon .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Bojinov .... second assistant director
Giles Butler .... second assistant director
Hristo Dimitrov .... third assistant director
Orlin Grozdanov .... second second assistant director
Alexander Kossev .... second second assistant director
Mary Soan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Bacciu .... property master
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Asen Bozilov .... painter
Dimo Kostadinov .... scenographer
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Yossif Mladenov .... set designer
Iren Muratova .... set decorator
Vladimir Petkov .... set dresser
Nikolay Popov .... stand-by props (as Nikolai Popov)
Ivan Ranghelov .... assistant art director
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... supervising sound editor
Simon Brown .... boom operator
Marconi de Morais .... dubbing mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... re-recording mixer
Dan Green .... adr recordist
Mark Lanza .... sound conforming editor
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Bryan Pennington .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Reuben Simon .... sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Michele Woods .... adr recordist
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tim Baxter .... film recording
Vasko Dikov .... special effects coordinator
Mark Holt .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt driver
Yordan Zahariev .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Atanassov .... camera assistant
Roberto De Nigris .... camera operator
Klaus Harnisch .... gaffer
Hristo Idakiev .... electrician
Doug Lavender .... assistant camera
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Fabio Sargenti .... focus puller
Casting Department
Victor Bojinov .... casting: Bulgaria
Krassimir Ivanov .... casting assistant: Italy
Alexander Kossev .... casting: Bulgaria
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Viti .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
JC Bond .... first assistant editor: USA (as Joseph C. Bond IV)
W. Layne Mcdonald .... post-production assistant (video segments)
Lissette Roldan .... post-production intern: USA
Eduardo Sotelo .... post-production intern: USA
Mark Dashnaw .... first assistant editor: USA (uncredited)
Location Management
Nicola Rosada .... location manager
Music Department
Mauricio J. Balvanera .... assistant music editor
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Lindsay Fellows .... music supervisor
Sharyn Gersh .... music editor (as Sharyn M. Tylk)
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Mark Ryan .... music editor
Jeff Seitz .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Elisabetta Bartolomei .... production coordinator
Bob Beltz .... special advisor
Lydia Biondi .... choreographer
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. Caviezel
Irina Cherkelova .... production coordinator
Holly Amber Church .... assistant: Mr. Copeland
Denitza Daverova .... production assistant
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga .... supervising production accountant
Enzo Juvalé .... production assistant
John Kirby .... acting coach: Mr. Caviezel
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
Peter Nikolov .... armorer
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist
Mike Phillips .... vice president: physical production/production finance
Gianluca Venturi .... production accountant
Viola Vergani .... assistant coordinator
Viola Vergani .... production assistant
Nasko Vulev .... production secretary
Joan Zulfer .... production accountant
Mark Joseph .... marketing (uncredited)

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Rated PG for thematic elements and violent content
90 min | Turkey:84 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

"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 »
Continuity: In the belly of the ship, David lights a match. In one shot, the match is burnt almost in half. In the next shot, it is a newly-lit match.See more »
[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 free Bulgaria so you won't be seen. They'll be everywhere waiting to arrest you...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »
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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Let me dry my eyes I love this movie, 15 July 2005
Author: dazidee from United States

It is sad to see sorrow in the eyes of children. This is a story for any age group, the innocence of a child, the love of an older woman and the kindness of strangers. This movie moved me and made a broader statement about us as humans. I would encourage everyone to watch it. It is a story of strength and struggle and the kindness of strangers. It is about finding refuge in the darkest of places. I was so moved and cried but this is not a tear fest it is a story of hope and the colors and imagery are beautiful. The words are poignant and the sentiments are heart reaching I cannot put it into words you must see this film. The music the lines all are crafted to leave you feeling resolved at the end of the movie you are not at all left hanging. The movie appeals to any persons humanitarian side. Is there a soundtrack? I really loved the music Rice's song is captivating and appropraite for the ending.

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