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The Birdcatcher (2019)

A Jewish girl Esther is forced to conceal her identity as a boy on a Nazi-Norwegian farm. Plotting her escape to Sweden, her daily challenge to keep her true identity a secret, leads to a series of choices and consequences.

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Ross Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah-Sofie Boussnina ... Esther
Arthur Hakalahti ... Aksel
Jakob Cedergren ... Johann
Laura Birn ... Anna
August Diehl ... Herman
Johannes Kuhnke ... Fred
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Tor
Andrea Bræin Hovig ... Rebecca
Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Petter
Tibo Vandenborre ... Reichmann
Dag Mahmberg Dag Mahmberg ... Hans
Jon Øigarden ... Gestapo Officer
Bjørn Skagestad Bjørn Skagestad ... Karlsen
Marte Germaine Christensen ... The Veterinarian
Per Bogstad Gulliksen Per Bogstad Gulliksen ... Dr. Hansen
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On her attempt to flee the Nazi round-up in Norway, Esther finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which shift the paths of those around her. This story uncovers a hidden slice of history that grips at the heart and inspires us all at the deepest level.

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Norway | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2019 (Japan) See more »

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Very beautiful film, about a dark period in History
5 October 2019 | by heatherbendallSee all my reviews

I totally watched this movie on a whim without having heard anything about it, or read any reviews. I loved it! I absolutely love films about WW2. There are soooo many different stories that are yet to be told, so I get excited when I see a new film/ a new perspective of this absolutely devastating time in history. I think it's so important that these stories be told, as sad and tragic as they may be. I thought the cinematography was beautiful and the lead actress did a fantastic job- I will keep my eye on her in other films. I was really surprised by the low rating, so I gave it a 9/10 because I thoroughly enjoyed watching and engaged the entire length of the film, and hope more people watch this tragic but beautiful story.


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