"The Painted Bird" is a 2019 internationally co-produced black and white war drama film directed by V√°clav Marhoul.
The starring cast includes Petr Kotl√°r, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsg√•rd as Hans, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Barry Pepper, Nina ҆unevińć, Lech Dyblik as Lekh, Ala Sakalova, Radim Fiala as Cossack commander 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.


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 lives with an old woman. Surprised by the death of the woman, the he sets the house ablaze and leaves. His further adventures are a series of horrific encounters with ignorance, exploitation, and depravity. In the first village he reaches, an old healer buys him, but he is later blamed for bad luck and thrown in a river. He is next taken in by a miller and his wife. 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. 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. Local red army cossacks force the villagers to 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. A local priest takes him in, but then arranges for him to lodge with a local man named Garbos, who proves to be a pedophile. The boy causes Garbos's gruesome death. After the well-meaning priest dies, his replacement has no use for the boy, and he is run out of the town.
The boy is then taken in by Labina (Julia Valentova). When her elderly father dies, she coaxes the boy into performing sexual acts on her, beating him when he fails to perform and mocking his inadequacy by simulating sex with a goat. He later retaliates by killing the goat and tossing its head through Labina's window before running away.


Who plays who in the The Painted Bird movie cast?

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

Petr Kotl√°r  as Joska
Udo Kier  as Miller
Stellan Skarsg√•rd  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 Nah√°lka  as Red partisan commander
Dominik Weber  as Feldwebel
Andrej Pol√°k  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 Dolezalov√°  as Miller's wife
Jitka Cvancarov√°  as Ludmila
Daniel Beroun  as Tall adolescent
Marika Sarah Proch√°zkov√°  as Woman #1 (as Marika Proch√°zkov√°)
Marie Stripkova  as Woman #2
Milan Sim√°cek  as Horse owner
Petr Jenista  as Waffen SS soldier
Irena M√°chov√°  as Jewish woman with baby
Josef Bedlivy  as Jewish boy
Tom√°s Kraus  as Jewish man
Pavel Kr√≠z  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 Pfauserov√°  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 R√≠msk√Ĺ  as Attendant II.
Filip Kankovsk√Ĺ  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 Dvor√°k
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 Altmanov√°  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
Jarom√≠r Meduna  as Priest
Ludmila Mol√≠nov√°  as Olga
Adam M√°lek  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), on October 16, 2020 (Norway) and on September 9, 2021 (Germany) distributing by Bioscop, (Czech Republic), IFC Films, (United States), Elite Filmes, Eureka Entertainment, September Film Distribution, Transformer, Weird Wave and Front Row Filmed Entertainment.


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.


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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