Everything Is Illuminated
Director: Liev Schreiber
Release Date: September 16th, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Warner Independent Pictures
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Box Office Total: $1,705,595
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Synopsis: Mixing equal parts black comedy and poignant drama, the film follows Jonathan as he travels to the Ukraine to solve a family secret. There he meets his barely legitimate tour guides: Alex (Eugene Hutz, member of the folk-punk band Gogol Bordello), a cosmopolitan playboy obsessed with Michael Jackson and other American icons; Alex’s grandfather, a man worn down by life who seems to be losing his grip on reality; and Sammy Davis, Jr. Jr, the "seeing eye bitch" dog who comes along for the ride. As Jonathan closes in on his goal--to find the story behind the woman who saved his grandfather during the Holocaust, it becomes clear that Alex’s grandfather has a dark secret of his own that needs to be, as the film suggests, illuminated.
Friday, March 19th, 2004
From middle earth to the Ukraine...