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The Painted Bird

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VOD: July 17, 2020

2h 49m | Drama, War


Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kosinskinovel, The Painted Birdis a meticulous 35mm black & white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of WWII. The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own. As he struggles for survival, he suffers extraordinary brutality meted out by ignorant, superstitious peasants and witnesses terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers - both Russian and German.

Director: Václav Marhoul
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Václav Marhoul
Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Petr Kotlar
Writer(s): Václav Marhoul
Official Site: the-painted-bird.com


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