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The Painted Bird (2019)

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director:

Václav Marhoul

Writers:

Jerzy Kosinski (novel), Václav Marhoul (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Hans
Harvey Keitel ... Priest
Barry Pepper ... Mitka
Udo Kier ... Miller
Julian Sands ... Garbos
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Gavrila
Tim Kalkhof ... SS Officer
Jitka Cvancarová ... Ludmila
Julia Valentova Julia Valentova ... Labina
Antonín Masek ... Young Boy
Pavel Kríz ... Avid man
Petr Vanek ... Nikodem
Denisa Pfauserová
Irena Máchová
Petr Kotlar Petr Kotlar ... A Boy
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Storyline

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Light is visible only in the dark.

Genres:

Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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Language:

Czech | German | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2019 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Painted Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,633
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stellan Skarsgård (Hans) & Udo Kier (Miller) also worked together on Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) as Seligman & the waiter respectively. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rozstrel: Václav Marhoul (II) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Für Elise
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Boring
18 October 2019 | by krzysiektomSee all my reviews

I do not mind constant bleakness, violence and human viciousness, but I do mind the boredom and slow tempo of the long stretches of this film. Also poor are the editing and the script. Overall a disappointing film.


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