Fugitive Pieces (2008)



Critic Consensus: Though the retelling is a bit too subtle, the moving story and solid performances lift Fugitive Pieces beyond standard holocaust tales.

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"Fugitive Pieces" is a powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the … More

Rating: R (for some sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jeremy Podeswa
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On DVD: May 29, 2009
Box Office: $0.4M
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Critic Reviews for Fugitive Pieces

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (27)

One of the most delicate, approachable and rewarding Holocaust movies of recent years.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Time Out
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Fugitive Pieces delivers its own evocative poetry.

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Denver Post
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The great Serbian actor Rade Serbedzija gives Fugitive Pieces its heart.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
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Fugitive Pieces is an often lovely work, haunting its viewer long afterward with its quiet observations on what remains with us.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Seattle Times
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Tasteful, unremarkable art-house fare, rescued from complete irrelevance by Stephen Dillane's bottled-up performance as a writer scarred by the Holocaust.

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Chicago Reader
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If Fugitive Pieces has a message, it is that life can heal us, if we allow it.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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