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The Island on Bird Street (1997)

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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 ...
Alex
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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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23 October 1997 (Netherlands)  »

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Die Insel in der Vogelstrasse  »

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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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Alex: A man should never drink alone!
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Great movie.... portraying the reality very closely
5 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I only heard how awful the struggle was, but watching the movie made me empathize for the struggle. This movie almost transformed me there into the ghetto. I could almost feel what it would have been like for a Jew in the Nazi regime. One of the best movies that I have ever watched and I suggest anyone interested in this topic to watch it.

I would rate it in the same class as Schindler's list, but a contrast in story, since here it is a small kid helping himself and others, at the same time standing his ground in the worst circumstances. One other movie to watch is "Life is beautiful".

Lastly, I think a 10 line review is not necessary to sell a movie of this class


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