Defiance was a fantastic, powerful film, one of the best of '09. Often sad, often uplifting, always entertaining. Powerful bonds formed by strangers with one thing in common, their Jewish heritage. Each has felt or seen the brutality of the Nazi "police" firsthand and has escaped enslavement or murder, only to face other hardships while hiding in the woods (disease, freezing temperatures, lack of food, the wildlife that is also looking for scarce food, coups looking to gain power, and even lord of the flies-esque fighting among the people). This movie is not to be missed.