Everything Is Illuminated

2005, Drama/Comedy, 1h 46m

120 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Although it excises much from its famously dense source material, Everything is Illuminated is a quirky, ambitious debut film from Liev Schreiber. Read critic reviews

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A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.

Cast & Crew

Boris Leskin
Alex's Grandfather
Jana Hrabetova
Jonathan's Grandmother
Stephen Samudovsky
Jonathan's Grandfather Safran
Oleksandr Choroshko
Alexander Perchov
Liev Schreiber
Screenwriter
Tom Karnowski
Co-Producer
Matthew Stillman
Executive Producer
Matthew Libatique
Cinematographer
Mark Geraghty
Production Design
Michael Clancy
Costume Designer
Tom Karnowski
Unit Production Manager
Ravi D. Mehta
Executive in Charge of Production
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