"The Painted Bird" is a 2019 internationally co-produced black and white war drama film directed by Václav Marhoul.
The starring cast includes Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Barry Pepper, Nina Šunevič, Lech Dyblik, Ala Sakalova, Radim Fiala and others.

Here are "The Painted Bird" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.

Trailer

Is there a trailer for The Painted Bird movie?

IFC Films on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 released the trailer for "The Painted Bird" you can watch here:
The Painted Bird - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Plot summary

What is The Painted Bird movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Painted Bird" movie plot summary.

In an unidentified area of war-torn Eastern Europe, a young boy is sent by his parents to live in safety with his aunt. She dies and he sets off on a journey to return home. His adventures are a series of horrific encounters with ignorance, exploitation, and depravity. In the first village he reaches an old healer who exploits him. He is next taken in by a miller and his wife, who is one of the rare people he encounters who treat him kindly. After the miller gouges out the eyes of a younger man seen exchanging glances with his wife, the boy runs off. He meets Lekh (Lech Dyblik), a bird breeder who treats him well. But Lekh has sex with a wild woman whom local village women brutally rape, after which Lekh hangs himself. The boy leaves.
The boy finds a tame horse with a broken leg and takes it to the next village, where a villager kills it. The villagers then seize the boy and, as an act of appeasement, deliver him to the Germans, identifying him as a Jew. The German soldier tasked with executing the boy releases him. Later caught by SS guards who bring him to a local town, he is saved from execution when he cleans the shoes of a German officer. A local priest then takes him in, but soon arranges for him to lodge with a local, who proves to be a pedophile named Garbos. The boy causes Garbos' gruesome death. After the well-meaning priest dies, his replacement has no use for him and he is run out of the town.
He is then taken in by Labina (Julia Valentova). When her elderly husband dies, she molests him though he is too young to perform sexually. After she ridicules his perceived sexual inadequacy by simulating sex with a goat in front of him, he kills the animal and tosses its head through the window of Labina's house and then runs away once more.

Cast

Who plays who in the The Painted Bird movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Painted Bird" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Petr Kotlár  as Joska
Udo Kier  as Miller
Stellan Skarsgård  as Hans
Harvey Keitel  as Priest
Julian Sands  as Garbos
Barry Pepper  as Mitka
Lech Dyblik  as Lekh
Radim Fiala  as Cossack commander
Alexander Leopold Schank  as SS Officer
Martin Nahálka  as Red partisan commander
Dominik Weber  as Feldwebel
Andrej Polák  as Doctor in Orphanage
Nina Sunevic  as Marta (as Nina Shunevych)
Alla Sokolova  as Olga
Stanislav Bilyi  as Villager
Ostap Dziadek  as Peasant
Zdenek Pecha  as Labourer
Michaela Dolezalová  as Miller's wife
Jitka Cvancarová  as Ludmila
Daniel Beroun  as Tall adolescent
Marika Sarah Procházková  as Woman #1 (as Marika Procházková)
Marie Stripkova  as Woman #2
Milan Simácek  as Horse owner
Petr Jenista  as Waffen SS soldier
Irena Máchová  as Jewish woman with baby
Josef Bedlivy  as Jewish boy
Tomás Kraus  as Jewish man
Pavel Kríz  as Zealous man
Ondrej Malina  as SS Scharfuhrer
Tim Kalkhof  as SS Officer
Jan Monczka  as 2nd Priest
Petr Klimes  as Old man
Julia Valentova  as Labina (as Julia Valentova Vidrnakova)
Denisa Pfauserová  as Raped woman
Aleksey Kravchenko  as Gavrila
Alexander Minajev  as Red army commanding officer
Petr Stach  as Commission chairman
Jan Meduna  as Attendant I.
Krystof Rímský  as Attendant II.
Filip Kankovský  as Stallholder
Petr Vanek  as Nikodem
Tereza Martínková
Filip Richtermoc
Eric Srbeny
Jan Pavlicek
Jiri Slavik
Petr Ostrouchov
Ivo Proks
Martin Sanda
Josef Kurka
Jakub R. Spur
Klara Konvalinkova
Karel Dvorák
Zdenek Krupicka
Pavel Rubin
Martin Kotas
Krystof Peterka
Helena Bartova
Robert Barta
Daniela Repova
Vaclav Marhoul Jr.
Lukas Marhoul
Tomas Marhoul
Antonin Sejvl
Lukas Kapko
Petr Koza  as Stand ins for Petr Kotlar
Jakub Chytil  as Stand ins for Petr Kotlar
Jana Altmanová  as Marta
Andrej Bestchasny  as Cossacks leader
Zdenek Dusek  as Lech
Petr Göri
Miroslav Hanus  as Horse owner
Matej Havelka  as Joska
Dalimil Klapka  as Jewish man
Petr Lnenicka  as Garbos
Jaromír Meduna  as Priest
Ludmila Molínová  as Olga
Adam Málek  as Boy
Ivan Shvedoff  as Mitka
Dusan Sitek  as Miller
Matej Vondra  as Jewish boy

Release date

When is The Painted Bird movie release date?

"The Painted Bird" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 3, 2019 (Venice, Venice Film Festival), on September 12, 2019 (Czech Republic), on February 28, 2020 (Turkey), on March 27, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on October 16, 2020 (Norway) distributing by Bioscop, (Czech Republic), IFC Films, (United States), Eureka Entertainment, September Film Distribution, Transformer, Weird Wave and Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

Filming

What are The Painted Bird filming details?

The duration of the film is 169 minutes. With a budget of 175 million CZK, (USD$7.5 million), the film grossed over $662,505.

Rating

What are critics and audiences saying about The Painted Bird movie?

"The Painted Bird" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 82/100.

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