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The Birdcatcher's Son (2019)

Fågelfångarens Son (original title)
Plot Summary It's the late 1800's and the birdcatcher Esmar and his wife Johanna are trying to survive on the harsh dramatic cliffs of the Faroe Islands. Local law dictates that unless they... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Hobert

Writer:

Richard Hobert
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rudi Køhnke Rudi Køhnke ... Esmar
Vígdis Eliesersdóttir Hentze Bjørck Vígdis Eliesersdóttir Hentze Bjørck ... Johanna (as Vigdis Hentze Olsen)
Livia Millhagen Livia Millhagen ... Livia
Hedda Rehnberg ... Marie-Thérèse
Mattias Djónason Eidesgaard Mattias Djónason Eidesgaard ... Frans
Sébastien Courivaud Sébastien Courivaud ... Armand
Ása Pálsdóttir ... Vígdis
Hanna Flovensdottir Hanna Flovensdottir ... Alma
Laura Joensen Laura Joensen ... Anna Jordemor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claus Bue ... Danish Governor
Jørgen Langhelle ... Såmal
Fía Mortensen Fía Mortensen ... Vígdis (10 years)
Hans Tórgarð Hans Tórgarð ... Joel Fisherman
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Plot Summary It's the late 1800's and the birdcatcher Esmar and his wife Johanna are trying to survive on the harsh dramatic cliffs of the Faroe Islands. Local law dictates that unless they have a son, an heir to the hold on their land, they will be evicted. When Johanna gives birth to their third daughter, with time on the lease running out, they become desperate. A friend, innkeeper Livia, suggests that the only way for Johanna to have a son might be to be impregnated by another man. It's unthinkable, but they are pushed to the brink. When they employ Livia's lover, the "French Captain" to do the deed, none of. them can understand the ultimate consequences of their choices. Written by writer/director Richard Hobert

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Taglines:

By Love & Law - Forced Into The Unthinkable

Genres:

Drama

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admirable
1 February 2021 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A touching story about parenthood, family, law and a French captain giving the solution to a family and becoming himself obstacle to family happiness. A not comfortable story but well filmed, acted and giving the fair form of message.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Faroese | French | Danish

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A madarász fia See more »

Filming Locations:

Faroe Islands

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Budget:

SEK22,000,000 (estimated)
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GF Studios AB See more »
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