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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... See more »

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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
Suzanna Hamilton ...
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
Nicole Maria Hann ...
Tsyppora
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Boy (as Richard William Pepper)
Marek Grabowski ...
Adam
Phil-Alexander Szalek ...
Yossi
Marcin Herman ...
Joseph
Pawel Lauterbach ...
Benny
Jacek Milczanowski ...
Yitzak
Pawel Okonski ...
Richter (as Pawt Okonski)
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Podulski
Jacek Krautforst ...
Goehler's Adjutant
Frank Albrecht ...
German Soldier
Jan Blecki ...
Terrified Man
Juliusz Chrzastowski ...
Jewish Policeman
Katazyna Suszyto ...
Miriam
Juilta Wotoszynska ...
Benny's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob Rasmussen ...
German nazi (uncredited)
Maciej Sosnowski ...
Jewish Policeman (uncredited)
Jo Stock ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Jewish in Getto (uncredited)

Directed by

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Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

Written by

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Uri Orlev ... (novel)
 
John Goldsmith ... (screenplay) &
Tony Grisoni ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Ball ... line producer
Rudy Cohen ... producer
Rolf Deyhle ... executive producer
David Korda ... executive producer
Victoria Lucas ... associate producer
Kim Magnusson ... delegate executive producer
Tivi Magnusson ... producer

Music by

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Zbigniew Preisner

Cinematography by

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Ian Wilson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Martin

Editorial Department

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Hans-Gabriel Bergmann ... color timer
Ulla Hiltl ... first assistant editor
Renate Hähmer ... negative cutter (as Renate Hähner)
Mikaela Von Freiesleben ... second assistant editor
Olga Zapletal ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Liora Reich
Sheila Trezise

Production Design by

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Norbert Scherer

Art Direction by

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Alexander Scherer ... (as Alex Scherer)

Set Decoration by

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Eliane Huss

Costume Design by

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Bea Gossmann
Barbara Sródka-Makówka

Makeup Department

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Erika Sternberg ... makeup artist
Gerd Zeiss ... makeup artist

Production Management

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David Ball ... unit production manager
Mieczyslaw Janowski ... unit manager: Poland

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marcus Catlin ... second assistant director
Tim Lewis ... first assistant director
Jaroslaw Marszewski ... second assistant director: Poland
Marek Piestrak ... second assistant director: Poland
Haider Rizvi ... first assistant director: Poland

Art Department

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Thomas Bartsch ... construction crew
Friedhelm Becker ... head painter
Stefan Branca ... painter
Dirk Burrekoven ... construction crew
Andreas Effer ... construction crew
Achim Feles ... construction manager
Ulrike Gojowczyk ... stand-by props
Fred Gutberg ... stand-by carpenter
Karl-Heinz Hahnel ... construction foreman (as Karl-Heinz Hähnel)
Claudia Hasenstab ... prop buyer
Michael Jensen ... storyboard artist
Rolf Köhler ... prop assistant
Gaby Mocaer ... painter
Alberto Mian Sartor ... sculptor
Britta Sassmannshausen ... painter
Corinne Schneider ... painter
Agata Schubert-Hauck ... painter
Thomas Schulte ... construction crew
Anja Seebaum ... assistant production designer
Jochen Vogt ... construction crew
Andrzej Rafal Waltenberger ... set designer: Poland
Andreas Well ... carpenter
Piotr Wilczynski ... props: Poland

Sound Department

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Jim Skau Andersen ... sound effects editor (as Jim Skau)
Kristian Eidnes Andersen ... sound editor
Niels Arild ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Rolf Hapke ... sound mixer
Frank Lehner ... boom operator
Julien Naudin ... foley artist
Per Streit ... sound designer

Special Effects by

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Detlef Kaschugg ... special effects
Slawomir Maslanka ... special effects: Poland
Klaus Mitter ... special effects

Stunts

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Ernst Reimann ... stunt coordinator
Waclaw Wiszniowski ... stunt coordinator (as Waclaw Wisniowski)
Tomek Zawade ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Celio Castro ... electrician
Czeslaw Cyran ... focus puller: Poland
Michael Green ... focus puller 'a' camera
Pier Hausemer ... camera trainee
Sven Heinrich ... clapper loader
Thorsten Krusche ... electrician
Uwe Köhler ... assistant grip
Kai Meyer-Ricks ... key grip
Georg Nonnenmacher ... best boy
Knut K. Pedersen ... steadicam operator
Klaus Peter Venn ... gaffer
Astrid Wirth ... still photographer

Animation Department

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Matthias Wahl ... set artist

Casting Department

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Sabine Schwedhelm ... casting: Germany

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Daniele Gossens-Dommel ... costume assistant
Martina Schall ... wardrobe
Teresa Tutak ... wardrobe: Poland

Music Department

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Jacek Kaspszyk ... conductor
Rafal Paczkowski ... score mixer

Transportation Department

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Joerg Balzer ... driver (as Joerg Baltzer)
Jörg Ulbrich ... driver

Other crew

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Stephanie Ahlen ... production assistant
Hasse Christensen ... title designer
Anna Czarska ... production coordinator: Poland
Tomas Villum Jensen ... assistant to director
Antje Köster ... assistant production coordinator
Corinne Le Hong ... production coordinator
Lis Lund ... public relations
Danuta Skarszewska ... script supervisor
Grazyna Solarczykowna ... executive producer: of Preisner Production
Marian Strus ... stand-in
Rivens Wehner ... stand-in
Klaus Flesch ... production accountant (uncredited)
Bernhard Speck ... production accountant consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dag Alveberg ... thanks
Mark Forstater ... thanks
Hans Hansen ... thanks
Frank Hübner ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Øen i fuglegaden (Denmark)
  • Die Insel in der Vogelstrasse (Germany)
  • L'étoile de Robinson (France)
  • My Little Garden (Japan, English title)
  • The Island on Birds Street (Israel, English title)
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  • 107 min
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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!
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