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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gary Newman
... Audrey Camuzet
... Simon
Taklyt Vongdara ... Akira
... Allan
... Leila
... Elisabeth Newman
Mohand Saci ... Passager RER
Ali Ben Amar ... Passager RER
Coralie Majouga ... Passagère RER
Sonia Bouquet ... Passagère RER
Aurore Soudieux ... Passagère RER
Khalil Yahya ... Passager RER
Michel Sabeh-Aïon ... Passager RER
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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4 June 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alas de libertad  »

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Budget:

€6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,443, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,200, 19 September 2014
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1.85 : 1
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The film took 16 weeks of shooting and one year of editing. 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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A film about mutation, reincarnation and rebirth
23 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in Amsterdam at a sneak preview, quite late, and it was incredibly hot. In the beginning I thought: Ouch! Another brainy French film... But no! I haven't seen such an original film in a quite while. Not only in its most amazing parts (a sparrow hovering above an airport, sometimes funny, sometimes scary; a real adventure in itself). But it is more in its entirety that this film impressed me, going from one story to another, combining realism and magic. Even the music is bewitching, like with Bowie's Space Oddity, at a key moment. This non-standard film is both spectacular and experimental, sensitive and cerebral, ultra-contemporary and timeless. Free as air, this films is about mutation, reincarnation, rebirth. A real jewel!


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