I Am David
Bulgaria 1952. 12 year-old David (Ben Tibber) escapes from the labour camp where he has lived most of his life. He races for freedom and stows away on a cargo ship bound for Italy.
Forced to deal with strangers for the first time in his life, David finds solace in the memory of his friend and mentor in the camp, Johannes (Jim Caviezel). He is given money for helping out some tourists and is able to buy food.
David comes across some children playing around an old shed. The shed catches fire with a little girl trapped inside and David rescues her with seconds to spare. Her grateful parents take David in but, unable to trust them, David runs away.
At the Swiss border, David meets an artist named Sophie (Joan Plowright). Sophie takes David to a bookshop where he sees a book that was written by a woman who lost her husband and son at the end of the war. He recognises the photo on the dust-jacket as his mother.
Urgent arrangements are made for David to fly to Denmark where, on the airport runway in Copenhagen he has an emotional reunion with his mother.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 95 mins
- Paul Feig
- Davina Belling, Clive Parsons, Lauren Levine
- Alan Strachan
- Paul Feig
- Director of Photography
- Roman Osin
- Mark Binder
- Stuart Copeland
- Principal Cast
- Ben Tibber, Maria Bonnevie, James Caviezel, Joan Plowright
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Last updated 26th November 2005