I Am David

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Overview

A young boy is sent on a remarkable odyssey as he flees a Communist prison camp in this historical drama, set in Eastern Europe in the early '50s. David Ben Tibber is a 12-year-old boy who was sentenced with his parents to a Bulgarian labor camp when they were found guilty of political subversion; he hasn't seen his folks in years, and looks to fellow inmate Johannes Jim Caviezel for protection and guidance. One day, David is able to escape, and as he flees, he is given a sealed envelope with strict instructions ...
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Overview

A young boy is sent on a remarkable odyssey as he flees a Communist prison camp in this historical drama, set in Eastern Europe in the early '50s. David Ben Tibber is a 12-year-old boy who was sentenced with his parents to a Bulgarian labor camp when they were found guilty of political subversion; he hasn't seen his folks in years, and looks to fellow inmate Johannes Jim Caviezel for protection and guidance. One day, David is able to escape, and as he flees, he is given a sealed envelope with strict instructions that he is to travel to Denmark, and he cannot open the letter until he gets there. David makes his way to Greece, stows away on an Italian ship, and is befriended by Maria Viola Carinci, a girl he saves from a fire. Maria convinces her wealthy family to take David in, but when they become curious about his background, David realizes he's in danger and is soon on the run once again. In time, David makes friends with Sophie Joan Plowright, a kind Swiss woman who gives him a home and is willing to help him complete his long journey. I Am David was adapted from the novel North to Freedom by Anne Holm, and represented a change of pace for director Paul Feig, best known for his work on such offbeat television comedies as Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Scene index; Deleted scenes; Discovering David featurette; Spanish subtitles; Commentary with director, Paul Feig; English closed captioning
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2005
  • UPC: 012236149606
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Tibber David
James Caviezel Johannes
Joan Plowright Sophie
Hristo Shopov The Man
Silvia De Santis Elsa
Paco Reconti Giovanni
Roberto Attias Baker
Francesco De Santis Roberto
Elisabetta Bartolomei Woman at Party
Maria Bonnevie David's Mother
Viola Carinci Maria
Francesco De Vito Roberto
Paraskeva Djukelova Young Mother
Dobrin Dossev Border Guard
Paul Feig American Man
Maxim Genchev Policeman
Marin Jivkov Cecha
Nikolai Kipchev Truck Driver
Malin Krastev Policeman
Krassimir Kutzuparov Camp Officer
Deyan Machev Party Guest
Adrian McCourt David's Father
Ivan Nestorov Swiss Policeman
Matt Patresi Swiss Border Guard
Krassimir Radkov Party Guest
Shaila Rubin Vineyard Owner
Nikola Rudarov Store Owner
Lucy Russell American Woman
Stefan Shteref Bulgarian Officer
Stephen Antonie Shteref Communist Protester
Alessandro Sperduti Carlo
Robert Syulev Angelo
Clem Tibber Young David
Panayot Tzanev Quarry Guard
Enrico Vecchi Grocer
Carnci Viola Maria
Valeri Yordanov Bulgarian Soldier
Technical Credits
Paul Feig Director, Screenwriter
Davina Belling Producer
Mark Binder Sound/Sound Designer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Lindsay Fellows Musical Direction/Supervision
Pipia Hall Casting
Nasko Ianakiev Art Director
Lauren Levine Producer
Giovanni Natalucci Production Designer
Roman Osin Cinematographer
Clive Parsons Producer
Uliva Pizzetti Costumes/Costume Designer
Shaila Rubin Casting
Mary Soan Asst. Director
Steve Weisberg Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start/Escape [7:32]
2. Bulgaria to Greece [4:09]
3. A Ship Going to Italy [4:00]
4. A Trade for Passage [2:50]
5. "Trust No One" [7:01]
6. Just Trying to Blend In [9:52]
7. "I Want to Escape" [3:19]
8. Family [9:18]
9. Honesty [4:59]
10. On to Milan [7:26]
11. "Such Serious Eyes. Such a Serious Face" [6:52]
12. What Sophie Sees [2:17]
13. Safe [2:06]
14. "Most People Are Good" [3:19]
15. The Truth [3:33]
16. Journey's End [4:13]
17. End Credits [4:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up (SU)
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      English 2.0 Dolby Surround
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles
   Scene Selection (SS)
   Special Features (SF)
      Discovering David
      Commentary by Director Paul Feig On
      Commentary by Director Paul Feig Off
      Deleted Scenes
         The Sea Cave
         Rabbit Hunting Idea
         David and the Rabbit
         The Peach Tree
         More American Couple - Part 1
         More American Couple - Part 2
         Money in the Bundle
         The Only Child at Camp
         That's My Bundle!
         Dancing Lessons
         Play All
      David's Journey
      Modern Day Davids
      Context of I Am David
      Trailers
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Very moving film - I cried and I am not the emotional type

    This was a very moving and well done film - but it's better watched with friends. It is a clean movie the whole family can see.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Worth your time!

    I wasn't sure about this movie; I came in on the middle of it and I was curious as to why this little boy was wondering around on his own. It pulled me in. It was touching and yet didn't overdo the sadness of his story. Needless to day I bought it and watched the whole thing; it didn't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A surprising Must-see movie

    This is the story of a young boy's escape from oppression in a 1950's Communist work camp, and his efforts to get to Denmark, and freedom. The acting is wonderful, the plot and direction is excellent, and there is a wonderful twist at the end. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Movie Great Story

    This is a must see movie. A great tale of a boy's journey. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The boy in this movie really someone to watch his talent is amazing.

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