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Caged Birds

Summary Barbara “Babs” Hug (Marie Leuenberger) is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland’s antiquated prison system in the 1980s, and finds it to be an endless, draining battle. She is tracked down by Walter Stürm (Joel Basman), who has just managed to escape from prison…again…and hands her a secret file not supposed to have left the prison...

Caged Birds

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Summary Barbara “Babs” Hug (Marie Leuenberger) is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland’s antiquated prison system in the 1980s, and finds it to be an endless, draining battle. She is tracked down by Walter Stürm (Joel Basman), who has just managed to escape from prison…again…and hands her a secret file not supposed to have left the prison...

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Production Company Contrast Film, Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Niama Film, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG), ARTE, Teleclub AG, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK), Media Desk Suisse, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Kulturförderung Kanton St. Gallen, Swisslos, Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Medien- und Filmgesellschaft (MFG) Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Schweizer Fernsehen (SF)
Release Date Mar 1, 2022
Duration 1 h 58 m
Avanca Film Festival
• 5 Wins & 5 Nominations
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Azeméis Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations