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Caged Birds

Caged Birds

Alternate Titles: Bis Wir Tot Sind Oder Frei

Drama | German, Swiss German | 118 minutes

Company

The Playmaker Munich


Cast & Crew

Director

Oliver Rihs

Producers

Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey, Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann

Writers

Dave Tucker, Oliver Rihs, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Kreidel

Cast

Marie Leuenberger, Joel Basman, Jella Haase


Trailer

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Synopsis

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.

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Completion Year

2020


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