Fugitive Pieces
Fugitive Pieces (2008)

"Fugitive Pieces" is a powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 2, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the retelling is a bit too subtle, the moving story and solid performances lift Fugitive Pieces beyond standard holocaust tales.

Brandon Judell

Distractingly jumping back and forth in time, the film falters badly in the modern era, yet its tale is still a moving one.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Fugitive Pieces delivers its own evocative poetry.

Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Fugitive Pieces is all about glorifying a state of humorless suspension, where you dwell stoically in the past until, suddenly, you are rescued by a demure, unchallenging version of romantic love. It's depressing.

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Leo Goldsmith

Nostalgic, deeply felt, and refreshingly astute, "Fugitive Pieces" is something of a rare bird these days%u2014a big-budget, transnational historical drama that actually justifies its scope and subject matter with more than visual opulence.

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Jonathan F. Richards

The great Serbian actor Rade Serbedzija gives Fugitive Pieces its heart.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Podeswa's confusing, commonplace film lumbers along with a painful sincerity.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

One of the most delicate, approachable and rewarding Holocaust movies of recent years.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Fugitive Pieces is an often lovely work, haunting its viewer long afterward with its quiet observations on what remains with us.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Plays out with such daunting high-mindedness it makes The Reader look like Transformers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A Holocaust story about memory, intimacy, revelation, and redemption. My only complaint here was the very slow pace. It really drags its feet. I am sure the… More
Bruce Bruce
A very moving story of a young boy who during the occupation of Nazi Germany, watches a soldiers execute his family and drag off his sister to the woods to do… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
A-bloody-mazing. I need this book, the story is as intriguing as it is compelling and it is told in a really beautiful manner. To be honest, I'm kinda sad… More
Cassandra Maples
Moving, beautifully crafted, unbelievable performances, direct, poetic, raw. I was so moved by this film, I find it hard to compose complete sentences to… More
Red Lats
I found this a gripping movie. Life is not easy for Holocaust survivors. We follow the life of a Jakob who looses he parents and sister to the Nazi's.… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Fugitive Pieces," Jakob(Robbie Kay) lives with his parents and older sister, Bella(Nina Dobrev), in Poland before World War… More