I Am David

I Am David

Director: Paul Feig Cast: Ben Tibber, James Caviezel, Joan Plowright

DVD (Wide Screen)


A young boy is sent on a remarkable odyssey as he flees a Communist prison camp in this historical drama, set in Eastern Europe in the early '50s. David (Ben Tibber) is a 12-year-old boy who was sentenced with his parents to a Bulgarian labor camp when they were found guilty of political subversion; he hasn't seen his folks in years, and looks to fellow inmate Johannes (Jim Caviezel) for protection and guidance. One day, David is able to escape, and as he flees, he is given a sealed envelope with strict instructions that he is to travel to Denmark, and he cannot open the letter until he gets there. David makes his way to Greece, stows away on an Italian ship, and is befriended by Maria (Viola Carinci), a girl he saves from a fire. Maria convinces her wealthy family to take David in, but when they become curious about his background, David realizes he's in danger and is soon on the run once again. In time, David makes friends with Sophie (Joan Plowright), a kind Swiss woman who gives him a home and is willing to help him complete his long journey. I Am David was adapted from the novel North to Freedom by Anne Holm, and represented a change of pace for director Paul Feig, best known for his work on such offbeat television comedies as Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2005
UPC: 0012236149606
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Scene index; Deleted scenes; Discovering David featurette; Spanish subtitles; Commentary with director, Paul Feig; English closed captioning

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Tibber David
James Caviezel Johannes
Joan Plowright Sophie
Hristo Shopov The Man
Silvia De Santis Elsa
Paco Reconti Giovanni
Roberto Attias Baker
Francesco De Santis Roberto
Maria Bonnevie David's Mother
Adrian McCourt David's Father
Alessandro Sperduti Carlo
Clem Tibber Young David
Carnci Viola Maria
Viola Carinci Maria
Francesco De Vito Roberto
Paul Feig American Man
Lucy Russell American Woman
Marin Jivkov Cecha
Robert Syulev Angelo
Shaila Rubin Vineyard Owner
Krassimir Kutzuparov Camp Officer
Elisabetta Bartolomei Woman at Party
Krassimir Radkov Party Guest
Deyan Machev Party Guest
Nikola Rudarov Store Owner
Enrico Vecchi Grocer
Dobrin Dossev Border Guard
Matt Patresi Swiss Border Guard
Malin Krastev Policeman
Maxim Genchev Policeman
Ivan Nestorov Swiss Policeman
Stefan Shteref Bulgarian Officer
Valeri Yordanov Bulgarian Soldier
Panayot Tzanev Quarry Guard
Nikolai Kipchev Truck Driver
Stephen Antonie Shteref Communist Protester
Paraskeva Djukelova Young Mother

Technical Credits
Paul Feig Director,Screenwriter
Davina Belling Producer
Mark Binder Sound/Sound Designer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Pipia Hall Casting
Nasko Ianakiev Art Director
Lauren Levine Producer
Lindsay Fellows Musical Direction/Supervision
Giovanni Natalucci Production Designer
Roman Osin Cinematographer
Clive Parsons Producer
Uliva Pizzetti Costumes/Costume Designer
Shaila Rubin Casting
Mary Soan Asst. Director
Steve Weisberg Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start/Escape [7:32]
2. Bulgaria to Greece [4:09]
3. A Ship Going to Italy [4:00]
4. A Trade for Passage [2:50]
5. "Trust No One" [7:01]
6. Just Trying to Blend In [9:52]
7. "I Want to Escape" [3:19]
8. Family [9:18]
9. Honesty [4:59]
10. On to Milan [7:26]
11. "Such Serious Eyes. Such a Serious Face" [6:52]
12. What Sophie Sees [2:17]
13. Safe [2:06]
14. "Most People Are Good" [3:19]
15. The Truth [3:33]
16. Journey's End [4:13]
17. End Credits [4:48]

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I Am David 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Knit-Maven More than 1 year ago
This was a very moving and well done film - but it's better watched with friends. It is a clean movie the whole family can see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a young boy's escape from oppression in a 1950's Communist work camp, and his efforts to get to Denmark, and freedom. The acting is wonderful, the plot and direction is excellent, and there is a wonderful twist at the end. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must see movie. A great tale of a boy's journey. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The boy in this movie really someone to watch his talent is amazing.
ljtea More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this movie; I came in on the middle of it and I was curious as to why this little boy was wondering around on his own. It pulled me in. It was touching and yet didn't overdo the sadness of his story. Needless to day I bought it and watched the whole thing; it didn't disappoint.