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Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)

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A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Thiérrée ...
Josef
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Alice
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Lord Dempsey
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Nina
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Robert
Andrej Acin ...
Roberto
Claudine Peters ...
Miss Julia
Carlos Pavlidis ...
Jenkins
Niklas Ek ...
Djamako
Peter Stein ...
Count Manicoldi
Vera Bílá ...
Gypsy Singer (as Vera Bila)
Gilles Barbier ...
Skeleton Clown
Thierry van Werveke ...
Man on Girder
Simone Elbehri ...
Domenico
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Emma
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A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying gravity on the trapeze, however, he endeavors to pair Josef with his aerialist daughter Alice in a perilous sky-high pas de deux. Offers a romantic view of big top life, with a moth-eaten angel in his feathered, tattered costume. Written by Anonymous

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Adieu, schöner, schwarzer Vogel  »

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Quotes

Robert: Dreams can break many bones...
Josef: [leaving] don't worry about me
Robert: ...and hearts.
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Com'e bello, quale incanto
from "Lucrezia Borgia"
Performed by Giannina Arangi Lombardi
Music by Gaetano Donizetti (as Donizetti)
From the album "Arias and Duets" 1933
© Preiser Records
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17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dark, compelling, "Bye Bye Blackbird" tells the story of a circus family and the tragedies that impact their lives. You leave the film wondering what was real and what was a dream. The photography was beautiful and surreal. I cared about these characters and when people make decisions for others. The outcomes can be overwhelming and sad.

As a huge Jodhi May fan, her performance was fantastic and the rest of the cast was remarkable. She looks very different and she continues to prove herself as a character actress.

I saw it at a film festival in CA and the director appeared to answer questions about the production.

If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend this movie.


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