I Am David

2003 PG 1h 30m DVD

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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.
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+
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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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