Reviews - The Bird Catcher
The Bird Catcher
Reviewed By Chris Coombes
For me this was not the only problem. The writer, Trond Morten Kristensen, wanted to expose truths about Norwegian collaboration with the Nazis during the war. It should have been a hard-hitting film about antisemitism, human rights and why people feel they must collaborate in dire circumstances. In fact, it was sentimentalised and trivialised to such as extent that even the lovely photography of a snowy landscape could not redeem the film for me. The awful musical score added to the irritation and the whole thing seemed oddly old fashioned – as if it could have been made 30 years ago.
However, watching the film led to some lively discussion in the car on the way home. This is why I love to go to the Film Club each Sunday. There's always something entertaining to talk about and there's always the hope that next week's film will be better, and as it happens it will be – much, much better!
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