I Am David

2003 PG 1h 30m DVD

I Am David

2003 PG 1h 30m DVD
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In this adaptation of the novel North to Freedom, a 12-year-old boy manages to flee a Communist concentration camp through sheer will. All he has with him is a loaf of bread, a letter to deliver to Denmark and a compass to help get him there.
Ben Tibber, Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Shopov, Silvia De Santis, Paco Reconti, Roberto Attias, Francesco De Vito, Paul Feig, Lucy Russell
Paul Feig
Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is intense but family-friendly. Sensitive and younger kids might be disturbed by beatings and a shooting at the labor camp, which are are strongly hinted but not directly shown. Also, protesters clash with police and David is given a bloody nose by an older boy, who later apologizes.

Sexual Content

A scene of David bathing, nothing shown clearly.


Beatings and a shooting at the camp are strongly hinted but not directly shown. Protesters clash with police. David is given a bloody nose by an older boy, who later apologizes.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

David lies for self-protection, but behaves nobly and rescues a girl from a fire.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A guard smokes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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