The Movie Defiance Impacted My Life

Possibly because I watched this movie on the long plane ride home from Lithuania and had visited the KGB Museum while I was there, but the movie Defiance left a huge impression on me.  (Read about my KGB Museum experience HERE.)  Maybe it was because I knew this was based on a true story and it graphically displays the conditions of people during times of war and domination by another nation.  Whatever the reason, I am not usually an emphatic person and it is hard to impress me (just being honest), but this movie may well be remembered as one of greatest impact and even favorite movies of my life.

This is a movie about:

  • Perseverance
  • Hope
  • Faith
  • Work Ethic
  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Commitment
  • Vision

This movie reminds me that when one has no more prayers to offer and all they have is what is left of their strength and faith, that, if they are following God’s command on their life they should continue to move forward.  (I realize this is not a movie about faith per se, but I see the illustration of perseverance in seeking a direction or pursuing a cause as a great demonstration of what we are called to do with our faith.)

If you have not seen this movie, I encourage you to rent it today.  If you saw it, did it have that kind of an impact on you?

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3 thoughts on “The Movie Defiance Impacted My Life

  1. LOVED the movie Defiance, for so many reasons..the best line, and I'll have to paraphrase becasue it's been so long since I've seen it…"The best revenge is simply to live>"

  2. After reading your post and watching the preview, I plan on making a Blockbuster trip at some point today.

  3. I got a book about the brothers a couple years ago…fantastic! Didn’t realize they had made it into a movie. With that cast, it definitely is a must see.