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The Painted Bird (2019)

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director:

Václav Marhoul

Writers:

Jerzy Kosinski (novel), Václav Marhoul (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Hans
Harvey Keitel ... Priest
Barry Pepper ... Mitka
Udo Kier ... Miller
Julian Sands ... Garbos
Jitka Cvancarová ... Ludmila
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Gavrila
Tim Kalkhof ... SS Officer
Petr Kotlar Petr Kotlar ... A Boy
Petr Vanek ... Nikodem
Pavel Kríz ... Avid man
Radim Fiala ... Cossack
Milan Simácek ... Mayor
Lech Dyblik ... Lekh
Julia Valentova Julia Valentova ... Labina
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A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Light is visible only in the dark.

Genres:

Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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Language:

Czech | German | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2019 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Painted Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,831
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the nineteen-sixties, Jerzy Kosinski had become famous in Manhattan literary circles for his astonishing tales about the brutalities he had suffered during the war. Abandoned by his parents at the age of six, he claimed, he had roamed the countryside alone, witnessing rape, murder, and incest, constantly fearing for his life. Kosinski turned those stories into his first novel, "The Painted Bird" (1965), which, for a time, was considered a major work of Holocaust literature. See more »

Connections

Featured in DVTV: Václav Marhoul (II) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Für Elise
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Not for everyone
4 September 2019 | by beleg93See all my reviews

Heavy. It's a series of chapters displayed by a photography both stunning and merciless. Human beings here are foundamentally cruel (with a couple of exceptions) and cruelty flows from the oppressor to the oppressed. The movie reminds us about that. The ending has being discussed, but I think that, just maybe, the protagonist can still hope for a better future.


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