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THE PAINTED BIRD (2019)

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THE PAINTED BIRD (2019)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 170

Release dates 27/03/2020

Ratings Info strong violence, sexual violence, disturbing scenes

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Václav Marhoul

Cast includes Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko

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

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/03/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

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').

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Details

Title
THE PAINTED BIRD
Year
2019
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Classified date(s)
06/12/2019
Main language
Czech
BBFC reference
AZF381105

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