The Bird Catcher

In 1942 Norway, Esther (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina), a 14-year-old Jewish girl has her world torn apart when the Nazis unleash their reign of terror on her small town, forcing her parents to hide her on a truck headed for Sweden, hopefully to safety.

 

Esther’s truck is attacked by Nazis and she barely escapes into the forest, where she meets a boy her age, Aksel (Arthur Hakalahti).  Aksel takes a liking to her and suggests hiding her in his family’s barn.  To save her from being discovered by the Nazis, she disguises herself as a boy.

 

Every day is a challenge to keep her true identity a secret while she plans a harrowing escape with Aksel through Nazi occupied territory to Sweden, hoping beyond hope that her parents are alive and waiting for her.

DIRECTOR: 
Ross Clarke
STARRING: 
Sarah-Sofie Boussinina, Arthur Hakalahti, Jakob Cedergren, Laura Birn
GENRE: 
Drama
STATUS: 
Post-Production
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