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Caged Birds

2020 1h 59m Drama Romance TRAILER for Caged Birds: Trailer 1 List
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Barbara Hug (Marie Leuenberger) is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland's antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm (Joel Basma) is a charmer and chancer. Taunting the establishment with his outrageous thefts and media savvy he's in and often escaping out of jail and becomes known as the Jailbreak King. When the two meet an unlikely alliance is formed. Barbara wants to use Walter's popularity for her social reform goals. But the less Walter yields to her reasoning, the more she falls for the fascination of his uncompromising desire for freedom. Walter becomes the rock against which she beats in vain and will grow. A radical partnership conflicting priorities between state repression and personal freedom. Read More Read Less

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Roger Moore Movie Nation Swiss director and co-writer Oliver Rihs takes a serious step into the big time with this gripping saga, a story that begins escape-artist jaunty and occasionally finds its way back there even as the story turns grimmer Rated: 3.5/4 May 24, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Barbara Hug (Marie Leuenberger) is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland's antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm (Joel Basma) is a charmer and chancer. Taunting the establishment with his outrageous thefts and media savvy he's in and often escaping out of jail and becomes known as the Jailbreak King. When the two meet an unlikely alliance is formed. Barbara wants to use Walter's popularity for her social reform goals. But the less Walter yields to her reasoning, the more she falls for the fascination of his uncompromising desire for freedom. Walter becomes the rock against which she beats in vain and will grow. A radical partnership conflicting priorities between state repression and personal freedom.
Director
Oliver Rihs
Producer
Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey, Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann
Screenwriter
Dave Tucker, Oliver Rihs, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Keidel
Genre
Drama, Romance
Original Language
German
Runtime
1h 59m