The Painted Bird
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    169m

  • Release date

    04/09/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

Film

The Painted Bird

strong violence, sexual violence, disturbing scenes

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

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    169m

  • Release date

    04/09/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

THE PAINTED BIRD is a World War II drama in which a young Jewish boy flees the Nazis in Eastern Europe.

Violence

A man attacks another man and gouges out his eyeballs with a spoon. There are also scenes in which people are shot, stabbed, slashed and beaten.

Sexual violence

A woman is attacked by a group of women and raped with a bottle. There is a scene of implied child rape. Cossack soldiers invade a town and forcibly strip a woman. There are scenes in which an adult woman engages in sexual activity with teenage boys.

Disturbing images

There is a scene in which a cat licks at a gouged-out eyeball, and another in which a boy attempts to re-insert a man's gouged out eyeballs back into his eye sockets. There are also scenes featuring heavily bloodstained corpses, as well as a prolonged scene in which a man hangs himself. It is implied that a woman engages in sexual activity with a ram.

There is a simulated sequence of animal cruelty in which an animal is set on fire; it is implied that other animals are killed. The film also contains strong threat, sex and language ('f**k').

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
The Painted BirdFilm169m 33sEureka Entertainment Ltd06/12/2019
The Painted BirdFilm169m 33sEureka Entertainment Ltd06/12/2019
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
The Painted BirdFilm169m 9sEureka Entertainment Ltd13/07/2020
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
The Painted BirdTrailer2m 10sEureka Entertainment Ltd12/02/2020
The Painted BirdTrailer2m 10sEureka Entertainment Ltd12/02/2020
  • Classified date

    13/07/2020

  • Director(s)

    Vaclav Marhoul

  • Cast

    Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko, Stellan Skarsgard, Harvey Keitel

  • BBFC reference

    BVF381105