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Bird People (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 4 June 2014 (France)
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In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.

Director:

Pascale Ferran

Writers:

Guillaume Bréaud (screenplay), Pascale Ferran (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Charles ... Gary Newman
Anaïs Demoustier ... Audrey Camuzet
Roschdy Zem ... Simon
Taklyt Vongdara Taklyt Vongdara ... Akira
Geoffrey Cantor ... Allan
Camélia Jordana ... Leila
Radha Mitchell ... Elisabeth Newman
Mohand Saci Mohand Saci ... Passager RER
Ali Ben Amar Ali Ben Amar ... Passager RER
Coralie Majouga Coralie Majouga ... Passagère RER
Sonia Bouquet Sonia Bouquet ... Passagère RER
Aurore Soudieux Aurore Soudieux ... Passagère RER
Khalil Yahya Khalil Yahya ... Passager RER
Michel Sabeh-Aïon Michel Sabeh-Aïon ... Passager RER
Rojda Mohamed Rojda Mohamed ... Passagère RER
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In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Both real sparrows and visual effects were used to depict the sparrows in the film. See more »

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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
© Onward Music Ltd
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Worst of All Time, Present, Past, or Future
8 March 2015 | by dansviewSee all my reviews

This is actually a big day for me, because I witnessed the worst movie in the history of the universe. That's a milestone. I was actually quite excited initially by the plot summary and setting. I love stuff that involves airports, Paris, and hotels.

The first half hour held me, because I assumed they were establishing the setting for what was to come, and the payoff would be later. I really enjoyed the scenes of the hotel basement, and the housekeeper girl's routine.

But then something went completely haywire. There was a narrator coming out of nowhere. It wasn't even the character narrating. Just a random French male voice talking about the male character in third person. Then an endless Skype conversation that bordered on voyeurism for the rest of us. Then a bird flying around looking for snacks. I was looking for a rope and a stool.

"Experimental" is one thing, but completely discombobulated fantasy mixed with reality is yet another. Make up your mind and roll with one style. Like other reviewers, I got the metaphor about feeling trapped and wanting to fly free. But I would have preferred more interaction between the two main characters. That would have made for a decent film.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 June 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bird People See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,443, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$32,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$866,211
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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