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The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, War  |  10 June 1998 (France)
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Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ... See full summary »

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Stefan
Jordan Kiziuk ...
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Boruch
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Doctor Studjinsky
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Goehler
Simon Gregor ...
Henryk
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Freddy
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Stasya's Mother
Sian Nicola Liquorish ...
Stasya
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Bolek
Heather Tobias ...
Mrs. Studjinsky
Leon Silver ...
Mr. Gryn
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Mrs. Gryn
Nigel John Whitear ...
Yanek
Misha Daniel King ...
Avrum
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Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the semi-autobiographical Hebrew book "The Island on Birds Street" (HaI BeRehov HaTziporim), by Israeli author Uri Orlev. See more »

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Dreary and astounding
22 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not least because it is apparently a true story. Alex is an 11 year old boy, stuck in an almost empty city awaiting his father's return. The plot, though slow is tense, holding an audience's attention throughout. What I most liked about this film was the sense of realness, as I watched it(though the language was English) I felt that somehow I was in fact watching an actually documentary as it unfolded. the clothes the sets the streets, everything was real. The acting is so well performed I could easily assume that these were real people, in particular Jordan Kiziuk's performance of Alex. The ending was tear-jerking, and I mean big blobby tears that swam in torrents. It was an all-round wonder to watch.


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