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I Am David

Synopsis

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.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Paul Feig
Producer
Davina Belling, Clive Parsons, Lauren Levine
Editor
Alan Strachan
Screenwriter
Paul Feig
Director of Photography
Roman Osin
Sound
Mark Binder
Music
Stuart Copeland
Principal Cast
Ben Tibber, Maria Bonnevie, James Caviezel, Joan Plowright

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Production Company

Walden Media
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Company

Summit Entertainment
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UK

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