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The Birdwatcher

The Birdwatcher

A Feature film by Gabriel Auer

Produced by 13 Productions

Release in France : 20/12/2000


    In October 1975, as every autumn before the migration of immense flocks of wood-pigeons, the Basque region of France attacks groups of privileged hunters.
    But Charles Williamsen, an American ornithologist, has come on a different observation mission. His stay takes on a strange and disturbing turn when he is mistaken with a disappeared Basque terrorist and he inadvertently uncovers a plot to assassinate one of the hunters, Rafael Fernandez, a close relation to General Franco.
    The situation becomes particularly difficult because the daughter of Fernandez, Miranda, is very much attracted to him.
    As the fatal moment nears, Charles finds himself swept in an implacable twist of fate.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    13 Productions

    Co-production :

    Forum Films

    Line production :

    La Vie est Belle

    French distribution :

    Cinéma Public Films

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Paul Saadoun

    Executive Producer :

    Céline Maugis

    Director of Photography :

    Julio Ribeyro

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Le Grix

    Music Composer :

    Olivier Bernard

    Authors of original work :

    Michèle Sirois, Jacques Péronne

    Screenwriter :

    Gabriel Auer

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Hespel

    Editor :

    Christine Marier

    Production Designer :

    Kim Nezzar

    Costume designers :

    Julie Guehria, Aleja Bizio

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, English, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 24 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Cannes Film Market - 2001

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)



    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2001

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2001)


    Official Selection - Out of Competition