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Bye Bye Blackbird
Directed byRobinson Savary
Written byArif Ali Shah
Screenplay byRobinson Savary
Patrick Faure
Produced byChristine Alderson
Adam Betteridge
StarringJames Thiérrée
Izabella Miko
Derek Jacobi
Jodhi May
CinematographyChristophe Beaucarne
Edited byEmmanuelle Castro
Claire Ferguson
Music byMercury Rev
Release date
  • April 2005 (2005-04) (La Rochelle)[1]
Running time
99 minutes
CountryLuxemburg
LanguageEnglish

Bye Bye Blackbird is a 2005 Drama film directed by Robinson Savary and starring James Thiérrée, Derek Jacobi and Izabella Miko.

Plot

Josef (James Thiérrée) is a former construction worker who now works as a sweeper at the circus, and falls for the aerialist, Alice (Izabella Miko) and is befriended by the horseback performer, Nina (Jodhi May). One day, he defies death and gravity by doing an aerial display on the trapeze. When he is spotted by the big top's owner, Lord Dempsey (Derek Jacobi), he is paired with Alice in a dangerous aerial display as part of a new act for the circus. However, things turn tragic as an accident happens and Alice is declared dead, with the circus turned topsy turvy with the loss of their only profitable act and Josef going mad with grief, destroying the "White Angels" act.

Cast

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for the film, named Hello Blackbird, by the American alternative rock band Mercury Rev, was released in 2006.[2]

References

  1. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (7 April 2005). "Europe East to West at La Rochelle". Cineuropa. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ Overview of Hello Blackbird at AllMusic.com