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The island on Bird Street

Author: Rudy CohenTivi MagnussonJohn GoldsmithTony GrisoniSøren Kragh-JacobsenAll authors
Publisher: [Century City, Calif.] : First Look Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy who lives in the Polish ghetto with his father and great-uncle, during WWII. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse. Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book while he and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings with Spanish language options
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War films
Television movies
Films for the hearing impaired
War
Youth
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy Cohen; Tivi Magnusson; John Goldsmith; Tony Grisoni; Søren Kragh-Jacobsen; Patrick Bergin; Jordan Kiziuk; James Bolam; Stefan Sauk; Simon Gregor; Michael Byrne; Suzanna Hamilton; Jack Warden; April Productions.; M & M Productions (Toronto, Ont.); Connexion Film (Firm); Filmstiftung (Firm); Westdeutscher Rundfunk.; Danske filminstitut.; Nordic Film and Television Fund (Firm); Eurimages (Firm); First Look Home Entertainment.
ISBN: 1592417957 9781592417957
OCLC Number: 207061846
Language Note: English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the novel by Uri Orlev.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
Credits: Director of photography, Ian Wilson ; original music, Zbigniew Preisner ; editor, David Martin ; costume designer, Bea Hossmann ; art director, Alex Scherer.
Cast: Patrick Bergin, Jordan Kiziuk, James Bolam, Stefan Sauk, Simon Gregor, Michael Byrne, Suzanna Hamilton, Jack Warden.
Awards: Daytime Emmy Awards, 1999: Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Children's Special (David Korda, Rolf Deyhle, Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson, Rudy Cohen) ; Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special (Søren Kragh-Jacobsen) ; Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special (Jordan Kiziuk)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., NTSC.
Responsibility: April Productions, M & M Productions, Connexion Film present with the support of NRW, Filmstiftung/WDR, West Deutcher Rundfunk Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film and Television Fund, Eurimages, Council of Europe, DR ; produced by Rudy Cohen, Tivi Magnusson ; screenplay by John Goldsmith, Tony Grisoni ; directed by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen.

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In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy who lives in the Polish ghetto with his father and great-uncle, during WWII. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse. Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book while he and his pet await his father's return.

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