Everything is Illuminated

Release date:September 16, 2005
(NY, LA)

Studio:Warner Independent Pictures

Director:Liev Schreiber

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language)


Starring:Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin

Genre:Drama, Comedy, Adventure

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Plot Summary:

Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, "Everything is Illuminated" tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family’s story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, the meaning of friendship and, most importantly, love.