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Caged Birds

Caged Birds © Philippe Antonello

February 15, 2022 at 19:00 Hrs.

Switzerland, Germany, 119 mins., 2020
Director:Oliver Rihs
Genre: Drama
Age rating: 16
Starring: Anatole Taubman, Joel Basman, Jella Haase

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.