Everything is Illuminated

Everything is Illuminated (2005)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-09-16
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 439 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Stillking Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
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A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

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  • Elijah Wood

    as Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Eugene Hutz

    as Alex
  • Boris Leskin

    as Grandfather
  • Jana Hrabětova

    as Jonathan's Grandmother
  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    as Leaf Blower
  • Stephen Samudovsky

    as Jonathan's Grandfather Safran
  • Oleksandr Choroshko

    as Alexander Perchov, Father
  • Gil Kazimirov

    as Igor
  • Zuzana Hodková

    as Alex's Mother
  • Ljubomir Dezera

    as Young Jonathan
  • Laryssa Lauret

    as Lista
  • Tereza Veselkova

    as Augustine
  • Lukáš Král

    as Young Grandfather
  • Vera Sindelarova

    as Young Lista
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Writing Liev Schreiber Screenplay
Directing Liev Schreiber Director
Production Kelley Cribben Producer
Production Tom Karnowski Producer
Writing Jonathan Safran Foer Author
Production David Minkowski Producer
Production Peter Saraf Producer
Production Matthew Stillman Executive Producer
Production Marc Turtletaub Producer
Sound Paul Cantelon Original Music Composer
Camera Matthew Libatique Director of Photography
Editing Andrew Marcus Editor
Editing Craig McKay Editor
Art Martin Vačkář Art Direction
Production Nancy Bishop Casting
Art Mark Geraghty Production Design
Art Johnny Byrne Set Decoration
Directing Nada Pinter Script Supervisor
Crew Emma Cooper Unit Publicist
Directing Jakub Dvorak Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Michael Clancy Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Georgina Abanto Hairstylist
Production Max Bollinger Casting