German WriterAnne Michaels, Jeremy Podeswa Release date29 May 2009 (2009-05-29) (UK)
6 November 2007 (2007-11-06) (US) CastRade Serbedzija (Athos), Stephen Dillane (Jakob Beer), Rosamund Pike (Alex), Ayelet Zurer (Michaela), Robbie Kay (Young Jakob), Ed Stoppard (Ben) Similar moviesCaptain America: The First Avenger, Fury, Max Manus: Man of War, The Thin Red Line, Life Is Beautiful, The Pianist
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Fugitive Pieces is a 2007 Canadian drama film directed by Jeremy Podeswa, who also adapted the film from the award-winning novel of the same name written by Anne Michaels. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, who is orphaned in Poland during World War II and is saved by a Greek archeologist. The film premièred 6 September 2007 as the opening film of that year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
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Stephen Dillane as Jakob Beer
Rade Šerbedžija as Athos Roussos
Rosamund Pike as Alex
Ayelet Zurer as Michaela
Robbie Kay as Young Jakob
Ed Stoppard as Ben
Rachelle Lefèvre as Naomi
Nina Dobrev as Bella
Themis Bazaka as Mrs. Serenou
Danae Skiadi as Allegra
Diego Matamoros as Jozef
Sarah Orenstein as Sara
Larissa Laskin as Irena
Daniel Kash as Maurice
Devon Bostick as Teenage Ben
Fugitive Pieces was in preproduction for seven years before filming started in various locations of Greece (Hydra, Kefalonia, and Lesvos) and various locations in Ontario, Canada (Hamilton and Toronto) in 2006 at a cost of $CAD9.5 million.
Matthew Davies was the production designer for the film. Peter Emmink was in charge of art direction. The costumes were designed by Anne Dixon. Set decoration was provided by Erica Milo and Nikos Triandafilopoulos. Visual effects were provided by Mr. X Inc. John Rowley was the music supervisor. Diane Pitblado was the dialect coach.
Fugitive Pieces premièred on 6 September 2007 as the opening film of that year's Toronto International Film Festival. It was later shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Warsaw International Film Festival, the Rome Film Festival, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece (where it was shown under the title Syntrimmia psyhis), the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival.
It opened in limited release in the United States on 2 May 2008, grossed $102,212 in 30 theatres its opening weekend, and earned a total US gross of $634,379.
As of 17 May 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 68 percent of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 41 reviews — with the consensus that the film is "a moving holocaust tale aided by solid performances. Though the retelling is a bit too subtle, the moving story and solid performances lift Fugitive Pieces beyond standard holocaust tales". Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 60 out of 100, based on 19 reviews — indicating mixed or average reviews.
Awards and nominations
The film won the jury award of the Newport Beach Film Festival in the categories Best Cinematographer (Gregory Middleton), Best Director and Best Screenplay (Jeremy Podeswa) and Best Film.