Everything Is Illuminated (12A)

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Time Out says

Posted: Fri Oct 28 2005

Schreiber’s first film as writer-director pares Jonathan Safran Foer’s overpraised novel down to its contemporary through-line, which follows Jonathan (Wood, inscrutable behind enormous glasses) through the Ukraine countryside as he searches for the woman who he believes saved his grandfather from the Nazis;he’s aided by a malaprop-spouting guide, Alex (Gogol Bordello frontman Hutz in a winning film debut), and Alex’s own bigoted granddad. Self-consciously droll and stylised in the mode of recent Wes Anderson, the handsome but surface-skimming film italicises its clumsy comic diversions with rote bursts of klezmer before turning uncertainly sombre.
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Release details

Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Nov 25, 2005

Duration:

106 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Elijah Wood, Boris Leskin, Eugene Hutz, Laryssa Lauret

Producer:

Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub

Cinematography:

Matthew Libatique

Production Designer:

Mark Geraghty

Editor:

Andrew Marcus, Craig McKay

Music:

Paul Cantelon

Screenwriter:

Liev Schreiber

Director:

Liev Schreiber

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