The Birdcatcher | 2019



Thriller (History Drama Movie) from 2019: The Birdcatcher - War Movie - A Jewish girl Esther is forced to conceal her identity as a boy on a Nazi-Norwegian farm. Plotting her escape to Sweden, her daily challenge to keep her true identity a secret, leads to a series of choices and consequences.
The Birdcatcher (2019)
Director: Ross Clarke
Writer: Trond Morten Kristensen
Stars: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Arthur Hakalahti, Jakob Cedergren
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Norway | UK
Language: English
Release Date: 8 January 2020 (UK)
Also Known As: The Birdcatcher
On her attempt to flee the Nazi round-up in Norway, Esther finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which shift the paths of those around her. This story uncovers a hidden slice of history that grips at the heart and inspires us all at the deepest level.
"No, Esther did not really look like a boy, and a few other details were not totally realistic, but so what? Overall I found The Birdcatcher effective and I was engrossed from beginning to end. Often when watching films it's necessary to suspend disbelief and some films require it more than others. During the Holocaust, Jews did anything they could to not be captured by the Nazis. They were hunted prey. Some of the survival stories are hard to believe yet they happened. Imagine living in a sewer for a couple of years. Or a forest, or a crawl space.
The cinematography was excellent with gorgeous shots of Norway in winter. The plot which is based on a true story is, as I said, engrossing. There is some fine acting too. It's definitely worth watching unless you're into movies like Deadpool or Guardians of the Galaxy." Written by Moviegoer19 on
"I totally watched this movie on a whim without having heard anything about it, or read any reviews. I loved it! I absolutely love films about WW2. There are soooo many different stories that are yet to be told, so I get excited when I see a new film/ a new perspective of this absolutely devastating time in history. I think it's so important that these stories be told, as sad and tragic as they may be. I thought the cinematography was beautiful and the lead actress did a fantastic job- I will keep my eye on her in other films. I was really surprised by the low rating, so I gave it a 9/10 because I thoroughly enjoyed watching and engaged the entire length of the film, and hope more people watch this tragic but beautiful story." Written by heatherbendall on
Also Known As (AKA)
(original title) The Birdcatcher
Australia The Birdcatcher
Canada (English title) The Birdcatcher
France The Bird Catcher
Germany The Birdcatcher
India (Hindi title) The Birdcatcher
Italy The Birdcatcher
Japan (Japanese title) エスケープ ナチスからの逃亡
Poland W pułapce myśliwego
Russia Птицелов
Spain The Birdcatcher (El cazador de pájaros)
UK The Birdcatcher
UK The Bird Catcher
USA The Birdcatcher