The Island on Bird Street

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Released 1997

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Director:
Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG-13
The Island on Bird Street is a war drama movie adapted from the 1985 children's book written by Israeli author Uri Orlev. The story is about Alex (Jordan Kiziuk), a 11 year old Jewish boy living in a ghetto in Poland occupied by Germans during World War II. When German soldiers arrive at the ghetto to transfer its inhabitants to concentrations camps, Alex hides to avoid capture and ends up getting separated from the rest of his family. With only his pet mouse, Snow, for company, Alex finds a place to call home in a building on Bird Street. Left with only a book, 'Robinson Crusoe', and his imagination, Alex must find away to survive until his father manages to find him. Uri Orlev wrote the book as a semi biography and the story offers a lot of insight about the problems and hardships faced by Jewish families during that time period.
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