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The Painted Bird (2019)

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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)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Hans
Harvey Keitel ... Priest
Barry Pepper ... Mitka
Julian Sands ... Garbos
Udo Kier ... Miller
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Gavrila
Tim Kalkhof ... SS Officer
Antonín Masek ... Young Boy
Jitka Cvancarová ... Ludmila
Filip Kankovský ... Merchant
Pavel Kríz ... Avid man
Petr Vanek ... Nikodem
Denisa Pfauserová
David L. Price ... Homeless Man
Claudia Vaseková
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A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

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Light is visible only in the dark.

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Drama | War

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Language:

Czech | German | Russian | Latin

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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$577,566
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Václav Marhoul called the language spoken by the villagers in the movie 'Interslavic' or 'Slavic Esperanto', made up from several Eastern European languages. Although the original novel on which the film is based is situated in Poland, Marhoul did not want to associate the film with a specific country, hence the fictional language. See more »

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Referenced in Prostor X: Václav Marhoul (2019) See more »

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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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