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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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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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This Anglo-Norwegian production tells the story of Esther (SarahSofie Boussnina)
2 November 2019 | by babybuletganiSee all my reviews

This Anglo-Norwegian production tells the story of Esther (SarahSofie Boussnina), a 14-year-old Jewish orphan in Germanoccupied Norway during WW2. Disguising herself as a Gentile boy, she seeks refuge with a collaborationist family. Serious suspension of disbelief is required to accept the heroine's masquerade, while emotional resonance is diluted by a streak of melodrama.


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Country:

Norway | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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The Birdcatcher See more »

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GBP6,500,000 (estimated)
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