The prison camp is all David’s ever known. Johann is his only friend. And the only hope he has to cling to is a faint memory of a lady of long ago. His mother.
But the gun goes off… and it’s all David’s fault.
The Man, the one who runs the prison-camp, is leaving — but he gives David a chance to escape.
David must get to Denmark and give the authorities a special letter. He doesn’t know why. He just knows he must do it — or he’ll never find freedom.
In My Opinion…
My Rating: 4 Stars
I Am David is based on the award-winning novel by Anne Holm. I loved the book and couldn’t wait to see the movie — and I wasn’t disappointed. The acting was great and they way they put the plot together stayed true to the book — while giving it a few dramatic-flairs.
I felt the only negatives were the slight change of David’s trust in God, to a more Catholic approach in the trust of Saint Elizabeth. It was an unnecessary detour. David spends most of the movie on the go, yet he rarely eats, and his clothes, though too big, are in relatively good condition. Still, the rest of the details were great.
I Am David is well worth the watch. It will make you think. What would it have been like to have known nothing outside of a prison camp? How can you trust someone when all your life people have been evil to you?
It was a well presented movie, close to the book, and historical. A great, heart-moving watch.