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Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)

A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once... See full summary »

Director:

Robinson Savary

Writers:

Robinson Savary (screenplay), Patrick Faure (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Thierrée James Thierrée ... Josef (as James Thiérrée)
Izabella Miko ... Alice
Derek Jacobi ... Lord Dempsey
Jodhi May ... Nina
Michael Lonsdale ... Robert
Andrej Acin ... Roberto
Claudine Peters Claudine Peters ... Miss Julia
Carlos Pavlidis Carlos Pavlidis ... Jenkins
Niklas Ek Niklas Ek ... Djamako
Peter Stein Peter Stein ... Count Manicoldi
Vera Bílá Vera Bílá ... Gypsy Singer (as Vera Bila)
Gilles Barbier Gilles Barbier ... Skeleton Clown
Thierry van Werveke Thierry van Werveke ... Man on Girder
Simone Elbehri Simone Elbehri ... Domenico
Claire Johnston ... Emma
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A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying gravity on the trapeze, however, he endeavors to pair Josef with his aerialist daughter Alice in a perilous sky-high pas de deux. Offers a romantic view of big top life, with a moth-eaten angel in his feathered, tattered costume. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Austria | Luxembourg | Germany | UK

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (Luxembourg) See more »

Also Known As:

Adieu, schöner, schwarzer Vogel See more »

Filming Locations:

Dudelange, Luxembourg

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Robert: Dreams can break many bones...
Josef: [leaving] don't worry about me
Robert: ...and hearts.
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Soundtracks

Ara More
Written by Geza Horvath
Performed by Vera Bílá
© Smetana Jiri Editions, Paris
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Garbage
3 December 2006 | by qbert455See all my reviews

I just got after seeing this film at the European Film Festival in Vancouver, and I have to say, I was very disappointed with this film. I had no idea what it was about going in, and it was such a waste of a night. Sure, it was beautiful to look at, but it was pointless. Little nuggets of info are dropped, only to never be touched on again. The tone was all over the place, and I was bored stiff. At some points, I thought that the filmmakers were going for a sense of dread, only to have nothing come of it. And the big plot point in the film is absolutely retarded, as it's basically thrown out the window at the end, by the sudden appearance of a character. All in all, DO NOT waste your money.


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