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The Island on Bird Street

Patrick Bergin  Actor Jordan Kiziuk  Actor Jack Warden  Actor James Bolam  Actor Simon Gregor  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations

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The Island on Bird Street

UPC: 687797122995

Studio: First Look Pictures

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: A young boy learns a grownup's lesson in survival in this dramatic adventure. Alex (Jordan Kiziuk) is an 11-year-old boy who is living with his father Stefan (Patrick Bergin) and Uncle Boruch (Jack Warden) in a Jewish ghetto in Poland during WWII. While Alex has been able to hold onto some shards of his childhood innocence, he's all too aware of the dangers all around him, and his father has gone so far as to teach him how to use a gun for his own protection once the inevitable tragedy occurs. When Nazi troops begin clearing the Poles from the ghetto, Stefan tells his son to hide, and leaves him with the words, "No matter what happens, I will come back for you." Alex follows his fathers instruction to the letter; he makes a hiding place for himself in the loft of an old building, which he's able to furnish and can access with a rope ladder, while keeping a pet mouse who not only keeps him company but helps him find precious caches of food. With his favorite book, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, as his guide, Alex tries to outrun and outmaneuver the Nazi soldiers as he patiently waits for his father to make good on his promise. The Island on Bird Street was a multiple award-winner in its screenings at the 1997 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Children's/Family

Awards: Silver Bear for Outstanding Individual Performance – Berlin International Film Festival Special Mention – Berlin International Film Festival

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The Island on Bird Street

Format: DVD

Release Date: 04/01/2008

Audio: DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 102 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- The Island on Bird Street
1. Main Titles [2:38]
2. Everyone's Scared [10:10]
3. Never Drink Alone [9:26]
4. Fleeing [8:20]
5. Hiding Place [9:26]
6. Stocking Up [10:01]
7. Soldiers [9:55]
8. More Survivors [7:57]
9. Through the Window [10:13]
10. Girl In the Snow [11:03]
11. Abandoned [10:47]
12. End Credits [3:18]

Cast and Crew: Rudy Cohen  Producer 
Tony Grisoni  Screenwriter 
David Korda  Executive Producer 
Sřren Kragh-Jacobsen  Director 
Tivi Magnusson  Producer 
Zbigniew Preisner  Composer (Music Score) 
Rolf Deyhle  Executive Producer 
John Goldsmith  Screenwriter 
Kim Magnusson  Executive Producer 
Patrick Bergin  Actor 
Jordan Kiziuk  Actor 
Jack Warden  Actor 
James Bolam  Actor 
Simon Gregor  Actor 
Lee Ross  Actor 
Michael Byrne  Actor 
Sian Nicola Liquorish  Actor 
Heather Tobias  Actor 
Suzanna Hamilton  Actor 
Stefan Sauk  Actor 

Country: Denmark,Germany,UK