7.2/10
1,127
17 user 9 critic

The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 10 June 1998 (France)
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 »

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Richard Banel
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Visnjic
Playing for Time (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Female prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors.

Directors: Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams
Uprising (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer
Sunshine (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz
Gebürtig (2002)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A holocaust survivor now living as a respected writer in Manhattan is the only person who can identify a suspected Nazi back in his native Austria. When a beautiful reporter eager for a ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Schindel, Lukas Stepanik
Stars: Peter Simonischek, Ruth Rieser, August Zirner
Train of Life (1998)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari
The Grey Zone (2001)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler
In Darkness (2011)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska
La Rafle (2010)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch
Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh
The Ninth Day (2004)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate
The Bench (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

Director: Per Fly
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Stefan
Jordan Kiziuk ...
Alex
...
Boruch
...
Doctor Studjinsky
...
Goehler
Simon Gregor ...
Henryk
...
Freddy
Suzanna Hamilton ...
Stasya's Mother
Sian Nicola Liquorish ...
Stasya
...
Bolek
Heather Tobias ...
Mrs. Studjinsky
Leon Silver ...
Mr. Gryn
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Mrs. Gryn
Nigel John Whitear ...
Yanek
Misha Daniel King ...
Avrum
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nazi | jewish ghetto | jewish | boy | mouse | See All (16) »

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

10 June 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Insel in der Vogelstrasse  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Alex: A man should never drink alone!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
whats with the accent?! deha
short and sweet review buttaflymaiden
Discuss The Island on Bird Street (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?