Caged Birds (Bis wir tot sind oder frei)

Caged Birds (Bis wir tot sind oder frei)
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Drama | 2020

Barbara Hug is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland’s antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm 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
Dop: Felix von Muralt
Screenplay: Dave Tucker, Co-Writers: Oliver Rihs, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Keidel
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Joel Basman, Jella Haase
Music: Beat Solèr
Technical Details: 118 Min
Original Language: Swiss-German, German
Production Company: Contrast Film, Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion
Co Production: Niama Film, Broadcaster: SRf, SRG SSR, Teleclub, Arte, BR, HR
Producer: Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey, Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann
Co Producer: Thomas Reisser, Marcus Machura
German Distributor: Port au Prince Picture
Awards: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020: Best Actress - Marie Leuenberger
Festivals Hamburg Film Festival | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Official Competition | Camerimage