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Writers:
Jeremy Podeswa (written by)
Anne Michaels (novel)
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Release Date:
9 May 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He found himself in the love around him. See more »
Plot:
A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robbie Kay ... Jakob Beer (child)

Monika Schurmann ... Jakob's Mother

Nina Dobrev ... Bella
Jordan Pettle ... Jakob's Father

Rade Serbedzija ... Athos Roussos (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Vieslav Krystyan ... Polish Cab Driver
John Watson ... German Checkpoint Soldier

Stephen Dillane ... Jakob Beer

Rosamund Pike ... Alex
Maggie Huculak ... Librarian

Devon Bostick ... Ben (Teenager)
Diego Matamoros ... Jozef
Sarah Orenstein ... Sara
Gray Powell ... Alan

Dmitry Chepovetsky ... John

Jennifer Podemski ... Grace

Fiona Highet ... Marilyn

Larissa Laskin ... Irena

Daniel Kash ... Maurice

Themis Bazaka ... Mrs. Serenou

Yorgos Karamihos ... Ioannis (as Yorgos Karamichos)
Danae Skiadi ... Allegra
Thanos Sakellariou ... Greek Priest
Anastassia Anastassopoulou ... Laundry Girl
David Fox ... Mr. Taylor

Marcia Bennett ... Mrs. Taylor
Mitchell Nye ... Ben (Child)

Ed Stoppard ... Ben - Adult

Rachelle Lefevre ... Naomi

Ayelet Zurer ... Michaela
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrian Frieling ... German Captain (as Adrian Freeling)

Stefen Rollpiller ... German Soldier

Hailey Dawn Birnie ... Woman at Party (uncredited)

Birgitte Solem ... Ellen (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Podeswa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne Michaels  novel
Jeremy Podeswa  written by

Produced by
Jeffrey Berman .... co-producer
Sandra Cunningham .... co-producer
Christina Ford .... executive producer
Andras Hamori .... executive producer
Robert Lantos .... producer
Mark Musselman .... executive producer
Panos Papahadzis .... associate producer
Panos Papahadzis .... line producer
Julia Rosenberg .... co-producer
Dionyssis Samiotis .... co-producer (as Dionysis Samiotis)
Panayotis Veremis .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nikos Kypourgos 
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton 
 
Film Editing by
Wiebke von Carolsfeld 
 
Casting by
Nancy Bishop 
Makis Gazis 
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Davies 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Emmink 
 
Set Decoration by
Erica Milo 
Nikos Triandafilopoulos 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Dixon 
 
Makeup Department
Argyro Kouroupou .... makeup artist
Niki Psimouli .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Errikos Bari .... assistant production manager
Peter Bray .... production manager
Christos Glimis .... assistant production manager
Yiannis Iakovidis .... production supervisor (as Giannis Iakovidis)
Vasso Patrouba .... production manager
Lori A. Waters .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandros Aristopoulos .... second assistant director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Lefteris Charitos .... first assistant director (as Lefteris Haritos)
Emmanuela Fragiadaki .... second assistant director
Katherine Hazen .... third assistant director
Craig Newman .... third assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
Yannis Damigos .... assistant constructor
Dwight Doerksen .... construction coordinator
Neil Floyd .... art department apprentice
Gerassimos Karvounis .... props (as Gerasimos Karvounis)
Dimitris Katsikis .... associate production designer
Sakis Koularmanis .... props
Elis Lam .... first assistant art director
Katerina-Christina Manolakou .... assistant art director (as Katerina Manolakou)
Aaron Morrison .... graphics
Andreas Siroyiannis .... props
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Alexis Tsiflikos .... constructor
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Fred Brennan .... dialogue and adr editor
Steph Carrier .... re-recording mixer
Sue Fawcett .... assistant dialogue editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Garrett Kerr .... sound effects editor
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Rudy Michael .... adr recordist
Periklis Patsourakis .... boom operator
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brent Pickett .... first assistant sound editor
Lou Solakofski .... re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
 
Special Effects by
David Antonacci .... special effects technician
Steve Carbajal .... special effects water truck driver
Tim Ferguson .... special effects technician
Peter Kovachis .... special effects first assistant
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects coordinator
Ron Shinder .... special effects key
Sean Wakfer .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor
Anand Dorairaj .... digital compositor
Chris MacKenzie .... digital opticals
Darcy Reno .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc (as Darcy Bangsund)
Mag Sarnowska .... digital artist
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc
Fiona Campbell Westgate .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals
 
Stunts
Mic Jones .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Spiros Angelopoulos .... electrician
Blayne Badge .... electrician
Terry Banting .... gaffer
Roy Benson .... dolly grip
Randy Brown .... generator operator
Federico De Marco .... second assistant camera
Christos Douros .... clapper loader
Chad Edwards .... electrician
Cinar Eryasar .... electrician
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator
Gene Gray .... grip
Mitch Holmes .... key grip
Sean Jordan .... electrician
Thanasis Karabelos .... best boy grip
John MacLean .... best boy grip
Grigoris Moschos .... best boy electric
Nikos Nikolopoulos .... still photographer
John Pogue .... best boy electric
Benjamin Smith .... camera loader
Mike Sokoluk .... grip
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera
Karolos Sturmey .... key grip
Manu Tilinski .... second assistant camera
Panayiotis Triandafilopoulos .... electrician
Stathis Tsiapas .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... casting
Jason Knight .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anastasia Arseni .... associate costume designer
Marie Beracha .... assistant costume designer
Anna Dal Farra .... assistant costume designer
Anastasia Havouta .... assistant costume designer
Maria Kokkini .... second assistant costume designer
Alkistis Mamali .... assistant costume designer
Katerina Tsakota .... second assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Tavia Charlton .... digital intermediate project manager
Kate Hickey .... assistant editor
Debbie Holland .... colorist
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate producer
Takis Kardasis .... negative developer
Christos Manousakis .... negative developer
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Sandy Pereira .... first assistant editor
Emma Sanders .... post-production coordinator
Nadia Tan .... editing observer
Kelley Whitis .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Mark Moore .... location manager
Keith Park .... assistant location manager
Viktoria Vellopoulou .... location manager (as Victoria Vellopoulou)
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
John Rowley .... music supervisor
Andjelika Javorina .... musician: Bella's piano double (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Maria Goudi .... transportation & accomodation coordination
Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos-Alexakis .... film transportation (as Costis Panayiotopoulos)
Steve Ranalli .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Dean Armstrong .... acting coach
Melody Badge .... stand-in (as Melody MacDougall)
Errikos Bari .... production assistant
William Cameron .... title designer: main titles
Hakan Coskuner .... german dialect coach
Donna Gardon .... script supervisor
Lisa Ghione .... unit publicist
Joe Iacono .... financial consultant and auditor
Fotini Karnassioti .... production accountant assistant
George Litinas .... production assistant
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Efi Papazachariou .... publicist
Irene Phelps .... production accountant
Diane Pitblado .... dialect coach
Denia Safari .... production coordinator: Greece
Sephira Salazar .... assistant: Andras Hamori
Jonathan Schwartz .... production assistant
Brian Sidaway .... hydra consultant
George Siokos .... production assistant
Michael Solomon .... assistant: Mr. Lantos
Jason Stone .... assistant: Jeremy Podeswa
Amanda Whitis .... assistant: Mr. Lantos
Kelly Willson Harvey .... assistant: Sandra Cunningham
Christine Zaher .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for some sexuality
Runtime:
Canada:104 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Referenced in Festival Access (2007) (TV)See more »
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O TannenbaumSee more »

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If you think you've seen this movie before, 28 May 2015
Author: jbirks106 from Washington, DC

This probably says more about my own gray matter than it does about the movie, but I was a good 20 minutes into "Fugitive Pieces" when I realized I'd already seen it. Still, there's something slightly generic about the film; well more than slightly, as Holocaust-survivor movies have become one of the more popular genres going. Let's just say that for me, "Pieces" was not a very memorable example of the genre.

One obvious problem: the protagonist, Jakob, is the least interesting character in the film. Yes, I know that he's a survivor, and that's made him laconic and introverted, but my god is he dull. (I haven't read the book and have no desire to, so perhaps the film is being faithful to the source material. If so this was a mistake.)Another problem: the actor, Stephen Dillane, is at least a decade too old for the part. The scene where he and Rade Serbedzija are shown on camera for the first time is jarring -- Dillane was 50 when the movie was shot; Serbedzija was 60. I find it beyond incredible that not one but two completely hot babes would totally fall for this dweeb. Only in sitcoms, and in the movies.

What I liked: this is a beautifully shot movie. Every frame is a marvel of composition, light and color. And while the Jakob character was a bit dull for my liking, I did appreciate that the movie didn't beat us over the head with the Nazis from Central Casting, as if we were just learning about their atrocities. There are a few, but they aren't gruesome nor gratuitous. In fact just about every character in the film is basically a good guy just trying to muddle through.

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