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The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

Based on Jerzy Kosinski's infamous novel, The Painted Bird is a plunge into the darkest corners of the human soul. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Harvey Keitel and Stellan Skarsgård, the film tells the story of a Jewish child, who, after being separated from his persecuted parents, wanders Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II, meeting senseless violence and inhumane torture along the way. 

Shot in meticulous 35mm black and white, this harrowing drama offers a memorable indictment of the depths of humanity. 

Contains high-impact violence.

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  • Country

    Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine

  • Director

    Václav Marhoul

  • Language

    Slavic Esperanto, Czech, Russian, German

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