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In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writers: Lois Lowry

(novel), Michael Mitnick

(screenplay)

Actors include Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep,and Katie Holmes.

This film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. This movie is filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jeff Bridges has long been attached to play the title role, who is the most important person in the Community; he bought the rights to "The Giver" two decades ago, originally envisioning it as a vehicle for his father Lloyd

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