Everything Is Illuminated [WS] [DVD] [2005]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Additional scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Españikl
  • Closed Captioned


Everything Is Illuminated
A young man takes a strange and unexpectedly funny journey in search of a family heroine he's never known in this screen adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Jonathan (Elijah Wood) is a lifelong collector of any and all objects pertaining to his family, and he has become obsessed with a woman he's never met. The woman saved the life of his grandfather during World War II, when the Ukrainian town where he was born was destroyed by Nazi troops. Wanting to know more about the woman, Jonathan flies to the Ukraine, where with the help of a hip-hop obsessed, gold-toothed tour guide and translator named Alex (Eugene Hütz), Alex's grandfather (a chauffeur who has claimed to be blind since his wife's death, played by Boris Leskin), and a dog named Sammy Davis Junior Junior, Jonathan searches for the meaning of the present that lies buried in the past, unexpectedly shedding the same such light on the lives of those around him. Everything Is Illuminated was the first directorial assignment for acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Elijah Wood
    Elijah Wood - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Eugene Hutz
    Eugene Hutz - Alex
  • Boris Leskin
    Boris Leskin - Jonathan's Grandfather
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    Ljubomir Dezera - Young Jonathan
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    Oleksandr Choroshko - Alexander Perchov (Father)

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Liev's Directorial Debut is Illuminating


    Great movie. Funny. Touching. A great journey movie where strangers become closer and learn more about themselves during the trip. Beautiful cinematography. Gorgeous colors and backgrounds. Extra and deleted scenes that are included on this DVD are great gems and are worth watching. Fantastic "under the radar" movie to watch and recommend to your friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie


    I found the movie to be Intellectually funny. Great lines.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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