Tuvia kills the local Auxiliary Police chief responsible for his parents' deaths.Over the next year, they shelter a growing number of refugees, raiding local farms for food and supplies and moving their camp whenever they are discovered by the collaborationist police.
At war's end 1,200 Jews, including some very young and some very old, emerged from the forest.
" THE French-born Alexa Davalos has all she needs to be a major movie star: serious talent, camera chemistry and a blue-eyed, dark-haired beauty with lush yet chiseled features that recall the young Elizabeth Taylor. Edward Zwick's '' Defiance'' (Dec. 31), a movie dominated by vivid male performances, may be the break she deserves.
After a winter of sickness, starvation, attempted betrayal and constant hiding, the camp learns that the Germans are about to attack them in force.
The Soviets refuse to help and they evacuate the camp as German dive-bombers strike.
Craig's Tuvia, the settlement's forceful, charismatic leader; the term implies a committed relationship in which the woman comes under the protection of the man. Craig, a powerhouse actor in a role like this, can smolder just about anyone right off the screen. Davalos, whose Lilka seems to bask in his radiant heat and shine it right back at him.