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G| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that's uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. Rather than concentrating on statistics and facts, the film near-wordlessly portrays the sheer physical effort demanded of the birds on their disparate routes. Along the way, we see the many dangers they face, from man-made waste to a group of hungry crabs.

Cast: Jacques Perrin

Director: Jacques Perrin

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Winged Migration (2001)

Release Date: April 18th, 2003|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The result is a movie miracle; it soars. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A magnificent documentary that flies us along with migratory birds on their intercontinental travels, it's the polar opposite -- North Pole, South Pole and all latitudes in between -- of modern feature films that rely on special effects. show more

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