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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)  link to Everything Is Illuminated on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 449

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7.5/10 (51101 votes)

Country: German, 106 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director(s): Robert Wiezorek

Cast: Eugene Hutz (as Alex), Elijah Wood (as Jonathan Safran Foer), Jonathan Safran Foer (as Leaf Blower), Ljubomir Dezera (as Young Jonathan), Jana Hrabetova (as Jonathan's Grandmother)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Plot Outline: A young Jewish American flies to Ukraine in search of his grandfather's past. He has a photograph and the name of a village. He hires Odessa Heritage Tours, made up of a gruff old man and his English-speaking grandson. The three, plus grandfather's deranged dog, travel in an old car from Odessa into Ukraine's heart. Jonathan, the American, is a collector, putting things he finds into small plastic bags, so he will remember. Alex, the interpreter, is an archetypal wild and crazy guy. Alex asks the old man, "Was there anti-Semitism in the Ukraine before the war?" Will they find the village? The past illuminates everything.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017