Thriller based on a true story. In 1940s Eastern Europe, four Jewish brothers flee to the forest to escape persecution and death at the hands of Nazi forces.
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HITLER DELIVERING SPEECH
MAN SHOUTS, GUNSHOT
MAN SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN
SHOUTING AND SCREAMING
What do we do?
We've got to get home. Go.
-Oh, my God.
Asael! Stop it.
You want to cry? Stop! Stop!
Aron, let's go.
Tuvia! It's Tuvia.
If I was a German, you would be dead.
Papa and Mama, they killed them.
Big brother returns.
You saw them?
Where is your wife and child?
Horodyszcze. Hiding in a cellar.
I'll bring them when it is safe.
She wouldn't leave.
-You are still...
-She is still my wife.
A rich wife.
Tell me, Tuvia...
why have you come back?
Do you have a plan?
No. Do you?
The police will be after us.
Tuvia, we've run from the police our whole life.
You think this is a good time to stop?
We know these woods, they'll never find us in here.
I told him to stay here.
I miss Papa.
I can't believe he's dead.
We don't know he did it.
-The police captain?
-He always had it in for Papa.
But we don't know that he did it.
So we will go and ask him if he did it.
Koscik has a pistol, he showed it to me once.
One pistol is nothing. We need rifles, machine guns.
Machine guns? What next, you're gonna take on the whole German army?
The child is hurt.
Please, lay her down here.
We cannot feed them.
I'll go ask Koscik for food.
And a pistol.
And a pistol.
I only have four bullets.
Your father was a good man.
He said the same of you. CHOPPING
Ignore the bitch.
To the dead.
God rest their souls.
I live with this. Can you imagine?
ENGINE STARTS, CAR PULLS AWAY
I am sorry, but they have to go with you.
And what am I supposed to do with them?
..were they the ones who killed my parents?
Why is it so fucking hard being friends with a Jew?
Try being one.
-Who is he?
-Where are we going?
You sat at the back, in school.
-I am Shimon H'aretz.
-I thought you were dead.
I am at least half-dead.
I heard you speaking of your parents.
I am very sorry.
The other brothers? What was his name, the wild one?
Zus. He's with the other two.
You are hiding here in the forest?
COUGHING AND WHEEZING
There has been trouble before, maybe, with the police?
So you go to the forest. A wise choice.
A wise choice.
For a stupid schoolboy.
My whole life I presumed to teach others...
the right way to live.
I had no doubt this is God's way, this isn't.
You'll forgive me if recent events have somewhat...
shaken my resolve.
Just like school.
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Please, let's go.
MAN: Here, please.
Here. You're not hungry?
The little one does not talk?
He saw things.
I send you for food and you bring more mouths to feed.
-You send me?
It was Bernicki who killed Papa.
Did you at least get the pistol?
Only four bullets.
Then we'll have to make them count.
DOOR BANGS OPEN
For my parents...
David and Bella Bielski.
For my brothers and for all the others.
SOBBING AND WAILING
Only one left.
How was it?
-How was what?
-To kill them.
-It was good, no?
-And what about these others?
-I don't know.
The women will slow us down, and your old teacher...
What, are you afraid he's going to spank you
for forgetting your homework? LAUGHS
We have to be able to move, Tuvia...
But they're here.
We'll sleep further up the trail.
If someone comes, they'll stumble on them first
and the gunshots should give us time to escape.
But no more.
I know. I know!
Tamara, you remember Cousin Zus.
Please, go and sit by the fire.
-Lazar, he's Isabel's youngest.
And this is, uh, Isaac Malbin.
-He's from Minsk.
Find them something to eat.
Tuvia, I have pity for them all, but...
They are family.
And how will we feed this family?
We'll water the soup.
And this one, she is family?
What the fuck?
Have you never used a hammer before?
What... What is it you do?
I...I suppose you'd have to say I was...
am an intellectual.
-This is a job?
I...I published a small magazine.
-Actually a...a journal.
Uh, more like a pamphlet.
This is Lila.
Lila is my forest wife.
As long as his village wife stays in hiding.
MAN SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN
SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN
Hello, boys. What can we do for you?
We want food.
These little shits are holding us up.
You have the balls to shoot me, little shit?
Yeah, we have food, we have food. We'll share.
No, I want to see if this little shit has the balls to shoot me.
You like to shoot Jews, little shit, huh?
-You are Jews?
-No, we're the Gestapo.
Put down the gun.
Or perhaps you'd prefer I shove it up your ass.
Hey! Look at me. Where are you from?
We haven't eaten in two days.
My name is Peretz. This is Jakov.
Two days ago, there were 3,000 Jews in Horodyszcze.
Now there are 50.
Me and him, we hid in a wall.
You know a woman, Sonia Bielski?
We knew her.
There was a child.
My child. I should have protected them.
So many dead.
Why not us?
I don't know.
Better to be hiding in the woods...
We are looking for Partisans.
What is the name of your otriad?
-What is an otriad?
-It's an armed brigade.
We heard the Russians are beginning to organise.
And also in the Lipiczanska.
Then we are the Bielski Otriad.
You want to join?
The Russians are fighters.
But you need a gun to join them.
They sabotage railroads and kill Germans.
-You want to kill Germans?
Come with me.
Unless you're still afraid to use that rifle.
Stay there. Stay there!
We must get what we need without killing.
This will not bring your family back.
Blood for blood. You had yours.
And I can still see their faces.
"Vengeance is mine." Who said that, Tuvia?
Oh, what, this is God's work you're doing now, Zussie?
No, only you can do that.
Take a few lives, spare a few others.
We must not become like them.
No, but at least we can kill like them.
Are you coming with us or not?
It's coming! It's coming!
Hurry, hurry! Go!
MAN SPEAKING GERMAN
WOMAN SHOUTING IN GERMAN
-Hey, I got one!
MAN: No, no, no, no!
Hey, now we are real Partisans.
To the Bielski Otriad!
Get his rifle!
Shit! He is going the wrong way.
GLASS SHATTERING, MAN SCREAMING
-We can't just leave him!
-We have no choice! Go!
-They thought you were bringing food.
Did the farmers stop you? Hmm?
-They had guns? Dogs?
I don't understand.
The Talmud says if you save a life,
you must take responsibility for it.
Again, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Oh, yes, I think you do.
And now your little brother is gone.
How did you get past Lazar?
You worthless piece of shit!
He walked right by you!
Someone could have been killed!
I said, enough!
Get up! Get up!
He should be shot. If we were real Partisans, he'd be shot.
You hear that, you stupid little piece of shit?
He made a mistake!
We cannot make mistakes, Tuvia.
Like last night, Zus.
First they will torture Asael...
..and then they will hang him.
You are Tuvia Bielski?
-You know me?
-We heard of you in Wilno.
-Wilno? My family is there.
-My sister lives in Wilno.
The SD came without warning.
Oh, God. Oh, God!
We'll be better off in the ghetto!
At least here we are safe.
There at least we had hope.
-No, here we have hope.
WOMAN: We have no food!
Tomorrow will be another mission.
Look what happened last time!
That was a mistake. The mistake will not be made again.
-How do you know?
We may be here a long time so we have to prepare.
-Better security, better at getting food.
We don't have weapons, people are getting sick.
Whatever it takes, we all have to participate,
but we can't work against each other!
We cannot afford revenge, not now.
We cannot afford to lose friends like Jakov and Peretz.
We cannot lose anyone.
We will map out where we have been...
so as not to visit the same farms too often
and we will take only from those who can afford to give
and we will leave those who can't alone.
..is to live.
The poorest farmer has more than us.
Lova, quiet. What I am saying is we are not thieves...
We may be hunted like animals,
but...but we will not become animals.
We have all chosen this.
To live here free like human beings for as long as we can.
Every day of freedom is like an act of faith.
And if we should die...
trying to live...
..then at least we die like human beings.
-Thank God. Come here.
-Come here, Asael.
Zus, Zus, I can't breathe. Can't breathe.
Look, look. Look what we found.
Where did you get these?
It is all right. Please come.
-It is all right.
Give me that.
Asael, you've been busy.
Hello. I am Zus.
This is Bella and this is Chaya.
-Please, come. You must be hungry.
-And then we fell into this horrible bog
and Chaya saved me. Honestly, I can't swim at all.
-Well, we'll have to teach you.
We must have got lost a dozen times.
I was absolutely resigned to die.
Tell him, Chaya. Was it not the absolute worst?
And that farmer...
Yes. He kept making the most vulgar jokes.
So you're trying to tell me
that all politics is meaningless?
In the West, the monster with the little moustache.
In the East, the monster with the big moustache.
This is all I need to know about politics.
Your Messiah will have a moustache, too.
And a full beard.
No, the Messiahs are all in politics,
and they are killing us.
-What's killing me
is all your talking.
He has no moustache.
We need to know what's going on in the villages -
where the Germans are patrolling, who the informers are.
Are you listening to me?
What's her name?
-What are you doing?
-You go and talk to her.
-I hardly know her.
-You spent three days
in a cellar with her. How much more do you want to know her?
Malbin says the Piznarski granary is full,
but we still need two guns at least.
Whose turn is it to go?
-Well, you go with him.
Make sure he understands my orders.
Go. Go and talk to her.
-Hello. How are you?
-Hello. I'm good.
-How are you?
Leave half. He cannot go to the Germans empty-handed.
Halt! Who goes there?
You know who goes there, Lazar. We go there.
You only say, "Who goes there?"... when you don't know who goes there.
-Milk! And eggs!
Chaya, our brave men have brought us a feast.
You can make me blintzes. SHE CHUCKLES
I don't think we've been properly introduced.
-You are Chaya.
You are getting along all right?
Anything you need? An extra blanket?
Um, no, thank you, I am fine.
Oh. Something nice and soft?
No, no, it's... It is all right.
Couldn't help but notice you don't have a husband yet.
-A forest husband.
All the other women have chosen already.
They haven't told you about this?
No, they haven't. Thank you for explaining it.
Descartes at least provided
for the subjective nature of experience.
Yes. You annoy me, therefore I exist.
The new ones just arrived. They are from Novogrudok.
Your wife, they say she was killed last week.
Thank you for telling me.
Can I join you?
Oh, I... I never...
You never what?
Do you get lonely out here?
I like the woods.
I get a little bit scared sometimes.
Tell me something -
why is there a rule against women having guns?
There aren't enough for the men.
But women need guns, too.
Women have men for protection.
I want protection.
MEN SHOUT IN GERMAN AND RUSSIAN
Men with guns! Men with guns!
Up, up, up! Men with guns!
-SHOUTING AND SCREAMING
-Go, go, go! Men with guns!
Take weapons and ammunition only!
Weapons and ammunition only!
Lova! Ben Zion! Stay here with us!
Asael, keep them moving! Don't stop.
-Keep them moving!
Go, go! Move!
Come on, quickly! Quickly!
MEN SPEAKING RUSSIAN
Don't stop till you reach the field.
Go! Move, move, move!
Isaac, keep them moving! Zus, Asael, Ben Zion, there!
MEN SHOUTING AND SCREAMING
Give up Bielski...
and the rest of you can go free!
You are from Belorussia, pig! Why do you work with the Germans
against your own people?
For the same reasons you steal from the poor!
-Next one's to the head!
It will be dark soon. How will you find your way home then?
MAN SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN
They will be back.
We will have to build a new camp.
Next time, you can draw them a map.
And what does that mean?
It means we should have killed the fucking milkman.
Your policy of diplomacy is shit.
Winter is coming, and now we have no shelter. Why?
Because you don't have the stomach to do what must be done.
Where is he taking us? My feet are going to fall off.
I need volunteers for a scouting party.
CHATTER, HORSE NEIGHS
So now we are Partisans.
If my friends at the New Socialists' Club
could see me now! I haven't read a book in months.
I don't read much.
You can ask Shimon.
And yet you accept me as commander.
Might I make an observation?
Please. Observe away.
We need to be strong, yes, but...
Other things are important, too.
You have ideas about, uh... about community?
Oh, more mouths to feed.
And more young bodies to keep us warm.
Which one is Tuvia Bielski?
None of us knew if you really existed.
Excuse me. My name is Yitzhak Shulman.
I am from Baranowicze.
The ghetto is, uh, being liquidated.
The Germans warn that everyone will be executed
if anyone is missing.
So the Council stops us from leaving,
every day, more people are killed.
We will do what we can.
-Thank you very...
Please will you help my parents?
-I've seen you looking at me.
If you were to rescue them, I would do anything for you.
-Anything. Please. Please.
And what does it mean, "do what we can"?
We will send for everyone who is left alive.
And if there are hundreds, Tuvia?
Then we will provide.
And when the Germans follow these hundreds, what then?
-I won't let that happen.
-You won't let that happen?
No, I will bring them out myself.
-From the ghetto?
So, now you are Moses, huh?
Zus, go back to work, you're wasting time.
I'm not the one who's wasting time, Tuvia.
I cannot have you questioning me in front of the others.
We're family. We have to stick together.
Why? So we can die alongside these Malbushim?
Don't call them that. They're people, they're Jews.
Jews who stuck up their noses at us.
Jews who would go out of their way to lock their daughters
away from our dirty hands.
You are nothing to them, Tuvia. They only follow you
because they are too weak and afraid to fight for themselves.
And what about Bella?
Do you think she'd be with you if this wasn't happening?
-Is it love, Zus?
TUVIA GROANING AND PANTING
and anyone else who would rather fight...
than wait to be killed...
..we are leaving to join those who fight.
Are you coming?
ANNOUNCEMENT IN GERMAN OVER LOUDSPEAKERS
-We are not so naive to think
they won't kill some of us.
But all the Jews? It makes no sense.
They need us to work in the factories, in the labour camps.
They're death camps.
We too have heard of such places,
but have you seen them yourself?
Can you tell me with absolute certainty
that we won't just as likely die out there
with you in the woods with winter coming on.
Do you think we haven't all considered running away?
For everyone who leaves, they kill 20.
How can I sacrifice thousands for the sake of a few?
What if we take you all?
The old, the sick? How will we live?
We will protect you.
We have made alliances with the Russian Partisans.
They are as bad as the Germans.
You're too young to know the pogroms.
Our only weapon is time.
If I can buy more, we will have won.
You want time?
I'll give you time.
A day, a month...
maybe even a year...
Your daughter, Chaya, she is with us.
Your husband, he is waiting for you.
Rabbi. Rabbi, please.
We are waiting for God.
WOMAN: I am going.
I am going.
I am going.
I am going.
MEN CHATTING IN GERMAN
-Move forward! Come along, please!
Come forward! Please have your valuables out and ready!
Keep moving! Come, come!
Look, we're not going to bite you.
Ah. What about you, Tateh?
I am a watchmaker.
Can you repair guns?
All right, please come forward.
Everyone, have your things out and ready. Yes, please?
But they were my grandmother's.
And now they belong to the Otriad.
Everyone sacrifices for the sake of the collective.
We can trade these for food or weapons.
-How about carpenters?
Any bootmakers? Seamstresses?
I am an accountant.
That should come in handy.
-You have a new profession.
-MAN: I am a shoemaker.
Good. You are welcome.
-I am a nurse.
You are most welcome.
Friends, this is the happiest day of my life...
to see you here, safely amongst us.
But there are a few things you must learn about living here.
When you are rested and settled,
you will be assigned work duties.
Everyone will work. There are no exceptions.
We will help supply our Russian Partisan comrades.
We will mend clothes.
We will repair weapons.
Women will learn to shoot
and they will fight alongside men.
Pregnancies are forbidden.
We cannot accommodate an infant's needs here.
we will start rebuilding the lives you have all lost.
This is the one place
in all of Belorussia where a Jew can be free.
We welcome you into our community.
-He is a Jew?
This is not a gun.
To you, it is Bar Kochba's spear.
It is Samson's jawbone.
It is Ehud's sword.
It is the slingshot young David used to bring down the monster Goliath.
And we will become warriors,
like the Maccabees and the Sicarii,
brave men and women fighting for their freedom...
..as they were.
Now this here...
..this is a knight...
and can move one, two forward and one to the side.
Yesterday, potato with beets. Today, beets with potatoes.
Tomorrow, special treat - potato soup.
Stop complaining, you wenches, and keep mashing.
We love potatoes, don't we, boys?
-Yes, we do!
We like latkes, blintzes.
Put some hairs on your chest.
-Not all at once, Aron.
-If you want to be a soldier,
-What are you doing?
What are you doing?
Asael, he's having a little drink.
So...a little bird told me...
that a certain someone
is waiting for another certain someone
to ask a certain question.
-Let me take.
Oh, no, no, I'm fine. I'm fine.
Are you sure? I can...
May I help you?
Chaya, I was...wondering if...
you... I mean...
you and I...
-Blessed art Thou, our God, king of the universe...
..who created man in His own image...
..and out of Himself...
fashioned for us a lasting place.
Blessed art Thou, our God, king of the universe...
who created all things for His glory...
O gladden these loving mates...
as Thou did anciently gladden Thy creatures in Eden.
Blessed art Thou, O God...
who gladdens the bridegroom and the bride.
With this ring,
you are consecrated to me,
according to the law of Moses and Israel.
ALL: Mazel tov!
This is it. This is all we have.
Cover them up.
Some talk of returning to the ghetto.
We've barely eaten for days.
What time is it?
You have an engagement?
Is there any supper?
Tuvia is sending out more food missions.
You follow Tuvia like an old goat.
I'd rather be a goat than a snake.
Tuvia is doing the best he can.
We should have joined Zus.
Who's stopping you?
-MAN: Stop pushing! SECOND MAN:
Out of my way.
-No, that's enough.
-CHILD: More, more!
-No, that's enough.
MEN SINGING IN RUSSIAN
You'll get used to it eventually.
What are you going to do today?
Today, I go on my first food mission.
I will tell Asael to send someone else.
No, I want to go.
I must go.
You must... You must take this.
Stay warm. Please.
Please take it.
Thank you, Tuvia.
Hmm, she's a tasty one, your aristocrat.
We were told, "Hands off, property of the commander."
-Tuvia, I'm beginning to see
signs of some new sickness.
Two of the old ones have died this week.
He says it was a patrol.
They are watching the roads. The Germans are everywhere.
You go back, you stay alert.
She will be all right.
Take your food back now.
and stay on this side of the river,
but watch out for patrols.
I'll wait here for the others. Good luck.
-Halt! Who goes there?
Lazar, I am coming from camp.
The danger's out there.
Any sign of the food mission?
GROWLS AND BARKS
-I think it's typhus. If it is, we are in trouble.
The lice are carriers.
The Partisans have ampicillin,
but they say they need it for themselves.
-I heard you. Medicine.
I'll go see Viktor now.
What happened? Are you all right?
Fine. Thank you.
You are too sick.
Stay in the truck. Make sure it's in gear when we get back.
No, I'm coming with you.
I give the orders tonight, Tuvia.
You don't have to do this.
I don't? What about the typhus?
So more die. They will anyway.
For luck. Take it.
-What about the others?
-Drive the fucking truck!
Fighters die so that Malbushim may live.
That's what you believe, yes?
What do you believe? Are you a Communist now, Zus?
Communist, Zionist, Fascist...
what difference does it make as long as you get your medicine?
Come back to us.
You're my brother.
So you remember.
we commit our friends Ben Zion and Krensky to your care.
We have no more prayers...
no more tears.
We have run out of blood.
Choose another people.
We have paid for each of your Commandments,
we have covered every stone and field with ashes.
Sanctify another land.
Choose another people.
Teach them the Deeds and the Prophecies.
Grant us but one more blessing.
Take back the gift of our holiness.
-Chaya, this amount is shit.
Take your hand and dig it...
-Get off me!
-..to the bottom of the pot...
and give me some of the meat! Because I...
Arkady, get your hands off her!
What do you think you're doing, huh?
Pisher, who do you think you are?
I am in charge here. Get back in line.
Go away, little man.
Hey! I'll take the skin off your face!
I will cut your face off!
-I will slit your throat!
-Come on! I'll kill you!
Get back! Get back!
Put that away. Put it away!
Now, what is happening here?
Those who risk their lives to bring back food
deserve a larger portion than those who risk nothing.
Everybody gets the same portion.
Not when your little bitch is serving, they don't!
-She is my wife!
Everybody gets the same.
Anybody caught stealing will face consequences.
One week, both of you.
-Are you questioning me?
This matter is settled. You get back in line.
Get back in line.
-Tuvia, I would never...
So then why am I to be punished?
On food missions, they take first for themselves
and only bring back what's left over.
And they spread rumours...
that you are power-hungry...
That you take whatever woman you choose.
That we keep the gold for ourselves...
What? What? What else?
That you are no longer fit to lead us.
Maybe they're right.
Zus would have punched him senseless.
Yes, I know.
Well, I miss him.
He made his choice.
LAUGHTER AND CHATTER
Lova, what happened?
Who did this to you?
I used the officers' latrine.
They said they won't shit in the same hole as a Jew.
SINGING IN RUSSIAN, ACCORDION PLAYING
Hey, Arkady, when will we eat? Where's our food?
Lazar, you will eat with the rest of the women
and the Malbushim.
You must come.
I'll be there now.
-The village idiot.
Lazar - I saw him trying to impress the girls on guard duty
and he slipped over, landed right in the ditch, face first.
Ah, Chaya. You look lovely today.
Thank you, that looks delicious.
And you look delicious.
What is this?
New policy... fighters get better food.
That... That is against my orders.
You are no longer commander.
As long as I am leader of this group,
you will obey my commands.
There will be no complaining,
no sitting, no doing nothing.
Anyone who wants to leave, leave now.
Take his body into the woods. Leave it for the wolves.
Do it now.
Your fever broke in the night.
The medicine helped.
How long was I asleep?
-You nursed me?
Uh, I should get up, it's...
No, no, no, no.
-It's all right. It's all right.
Did you study nursing?
I was at university.
What did you do before the war?
Well, my wife...
her father, he had a business.
Before the Race Laws.
And she has passed?
What did you study at university?
You should rest.
Who's got the soap?
I know there is a little bit left.
But use the sand, Chaya, it's good for your skin.
And look at that skin, and married already!
Oh, look at me. I have turned into a skeleton.
When we get out of this forest,
I am going to eat only cake and grow as big as a house.
Join us. At least the sun is warm.
I can't, Lilka.
-I am pregnant.
-I had no idea.
I've been hiding it for months, but...
..it's obvious now.
It could come any day.
Who's the father?
It happened when I...
when I was escaping.
There was a...
a man with a gun stopped me.
What will happen when Tuvia finds out?
He will... He will understand.
No, you mustn't tell him.
I won't. I won't tell him.
I feel this new life inside me.
It's the only thing keeping me going.
And I won't give it up.
Lazar says he spotted another patrol.
They're getting closer.
You hear that?
-She promises not to take extra food.
-This is against my orders.
So you're going to shoot her, too?
That baby is all she has to live for.
-I cannot allow it.
-You must let it live.
I cannot keep the living alive!
Tamara and the man who fathered this child
are responsible for it. They must leave.
She was raped...by the Germans.
You tell us to hold on to our humanity.
Not to become like animals.
And what better way than by bringing a life
into this world of suffering and death?
It is our only hope.
Thank you, Tuvia.
I know what was expected of the women here,
-yet you never touched me.
I'm not afraid of anything, Tuvia.
I'm not even afraid of you.
You call that a move?
I call it an inevitable conclusion
based on an unimpeachable process of reasoning.
The question, my friend the genius,
is what are you going to do about it?
And I'm thinking about what I'm going to do about it.
-LAUGHS AND COUGHS
-I got him.
We found this one and two of his friends by the second bridge.
We killed two. Aron was hurt,
but he's a brave little soldier. We found this.
-Are you all right?
-Look what we have here!
We found this in his pouch.
You read this.
Are you looking for Jews, huh? Look! We are all Jews.
What are you going to do now, huh?
You're not so brave now, no!
Look at him!
-You can't shut up, huh?
They've assigned an entire division to surround the forest.
Don't they have a war to fight?
The assault begins in two days.
SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN
SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN
SHOUTING IN GERMAN
He says he has a wife and two small children.
So did I!
-If you let him go, he will lead them back here.
-All right, all right.
Ask if he'll promise not to reveal our location.
No, no, no!
BOTH SPEAKING IN GERMAN
He will say anything!
-Stop it! Wait!
He's one of them! How many of us did he kill?
-We want justice!
CROWD: Justice! Justice!
My son's name was David!
He had blue eyes!
He was only 15!
My brother's name was Hanz!
SCREAMING AND SHOUTING
WAILING, BONES CRUNCHING
I don't know what's going to happen to us.
It doesn't matter.
If I had stayed in the ghetto, I would be dead.
You saved my life.
You saved mine.
Zus, what are we doing?
-I don't know.
-Where will we go?
-But the children of Isr...
-COUGHING AND RETCHING
..children of Israel...
were afraid to leave Egypt.
And then Moses said...
"Do not trust in me, trust in God.
"He will take care of you."
And that is why tomorrow we will celebrate the Passover...
by sitting around and arguing...
just as we have done for centuries.
-Did he see us?
-I don't know.
-Tomorrow is Passover, yes?
Moses, the Exodus...
he left before Pharaoh could stop them.
You want to move them all?
But the old, the sick, they'll never make it.
We leave now. Spread the word.
Shimon, this is it, we are going.
Children, up, up! Let's go! We are leaving. Back to your zimlankas.
-Tell your parents we are going. Now! Come!
I want every child accounted for.
-How will they keep up?
-We carry them if we have to.
-Take only weapons! Hurry!
Come with me! Come!
Hurry! Please, hurry! Please!
MAN: I forgot my glasses!
Where are my glasses? Wait for me!
Take cover! Move! Now!
Stay with me! Come on!
Go! Get in!
HIGH-PITCHED TONE, MUFFLED NOISES
-Are you all right? Are you all right?
I'm all right! My ear!
Go, get them out of the bunkers! Go!
-No, no, no! No, it's over!
It's over! They're coming! Infantry!
Go, go, go! Go!
We need to hold them up until the rest are safe.
-Yes! With Levine and Miriam there!
Lazar, Rosa and Schmuel there and there!
Move! We have to hurry!
Over there! Over there!
Take all these people with you! Go! Go, go, go!
-I want to stay with you.
-No, you must go with them.
It is too dangerous here to stay.
-Rosa! Down there!
-I want to stay.
No! Go with them! It is not safe here.
Don't try and fight them, Asael.
Just slow them down, then come and join us.
Chaya, please. Go with them now. It's not safe. Go with them.
-Go with them!
-Chaya! Move! Go!
-No! I want...
MAN: No, Moshe, quickly. Let me help you. Come.
WOMAN: Careful, careful.
-They're moving to the right.
-Come. Come, come!
GRUNTS AND ROARS
Agh! Go! Go!
GUN CONTINUES FIRING
Oh, my God.
-We have to keep going.
BELLA: The Germans will be here any minute.
Are the others back yet?
Tuvia...do we stay or go?
WOMAN: We have to wait for the others.
We can't leave them.
-We could hide.
-MAN: I say fight them here.
-My father cannot make it.
-There are snakes.
-We will put them on our shoulders.
Tuvia, what do we do?
MAN: We can't go without the others.
-The others are dead.
What are we going to do?
-What's wrong with him?
-Do you have a weapon?
Give it to me.
Give it to me!
You will use this on yourself before you let them take you.
-Why are we stopping?
-MAN: Asael! SECOND MAN:
-Someone take her, take her.
They're coming! Why aren't we moving?
Huh? We must keep going.
-It is impossible.
Nothing is impossible.
What we all have done is impossible.
The troops are coming.
God will not part these waters.
-We will do it ourselves.
Not by miracles!
We will do it together, by our strength.
You, take the rope from your pack, give it to me.
And you, give me your belt, quickly.
There's not enough rope, Asael.
Then we will link arms, we make a chain.
What if someone slips?
The strong will take care of the weak.
Give me your belts.
-Give him your belt.
-Give him your belt.
-Here, take these.
MAN: Use this too.
WOMAN: I have a belt.
How much further?
MAN CALLS OUT
COUGHING AND RETCHING
-Keep moving, keep moving.
You can't sleep here.
It's not time for sleeping now. Come on. Come on.
-GASPING AND WHEEZING
-Asael, look, we've made it.
-We made it.
-Something to say...
-No, no, you rest now.
-Don't talk. Don't talk.
I...I almost lost my faith.
But you were sent by God to save us.
Ridiculous. COUGHING AND CHOKING
But just in case...
..I thank Him...
..and I thank you.
COUGHING, CHEST RATTLING
PEOPLE SCREAMING Everybody down!
-Down! Get down!
-Get down! Move, move!
Take cover! Take cover!
-MAN SHOUTING IN GERMAN
Tuvia! What do we do?
Do we try and go back across the river?
No! We stay and fight!
Get the ammunition to the guns! To the guns!
Isaac! Take those!
MEN SHOUTING IN GERMAN
Ammunition. Ammunition there.
MEN SHOUTING IN GERMAN
-Come on, get up. Come, come.
Strip the bodies of weapons and ammunition only.
No. Lilka, we've got to get the injured into the forest.
-What about the dead?
-We have to keep moving.
Everybody, gather your belongings!
We must get out of the open!
Everybody, tell them, weapons only.
Of course. Weapons only!
Shulman, you've been promoted.
Weapons only! Weapons only, everyone!
Come on, let's move it.
Let's move, please.
Where is the rest of your unit?
Are you going back?
Well, we have a new camp to build.
Perhaps you, uh, have room for one more?
-Do you see that?
Beautiful, isn't it?
Yes, it is.
Thriller based on a true story. In 1940s Eastern Europe, four Jewish brothers flee to the forest to escape persecution and death at the hands of Nazi forces after their parents are murdered. Once there, they find more refugees are using the forest as a hideout, so they band together to share resources and attempt to outwit the German forces, who are always on their tail.