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The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 11 April 1997 (Denmark)
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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Uri Orlev (novel), John Goldsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Stefan
Jordan Kiziuk Jordan Kiziuk ... Alex
Jack Warden ... Boruch
James Bolam ... Doctor Studjinsky
Stefan Sauk ... Goehler
Simon Gregor Simon Gregor ... Henryk
Lee Ross ... Freddy
Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton ... Stasya's Mother
Sian Nicola Liquorish Sian Nicola Liquorish ... Stasya
Michael Byrne ... Bolek
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ... Mrs. Studjinsky
Leon Silver Leon Silver ... Mr. Gryn
Sue Jones-Davies Sue Jones-Davies ... Mrs. Gryn
Nigel John Whitear Nigel John Whitear ... Yanek
Misha Daniel King 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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nazi | jewish ghetto | jewish | boy | mouse | See All (16) »

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 1997 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Insel in der Vogelstrasse See more »

Filming Locations:

Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

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Dolby

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Color
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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 access_sriSee 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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