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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 Paul Feig and Paul Feig. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 3, 2004


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


Paul Feig
Lauren Levine
Davina Belling
Clive Parsons
Anne Holm
Book Author
Paul Feig
Roman Osin
Lindsay Fellows
Musical Direction/Supervision
Stewart Copeland
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Weisberg
Giovanni Natalucci
Production Designer
Nasko Ianakiev
Art Director
Uliva Pizzetti
Costume Designer
Antonello Rubino
Set Decorator
Mark Binder
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Soan
First Assistant Director
Shaila Rubin
Andrea Borella
Line Producer
Vasko Dikov
Special Effects Coordinator
Laura Borzelli
Makeup Supervisor