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I am looking for a movie from which I only recall one scene.

The scene is set in a forest and there is a man, and perhaps also a child, who puts some kind of glue on a tree branch. When, later on, a bird lands on the glue-coated branch, the man picks the bird up and pierces its eyes.


It's not a recent movie, I watched it maybe 5 or even more years ago. I think I remember the characters using clothes from the XVIII or XIX century, pretty much like the style of Brotherhood of the Wolf

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When did you see this movie? Was it old or new? Do you remember anything else (doesn't have to be a complete scene)? – Tom Jan 2 '14 at 9:52
It's not new, I think I watched it 5 years ago. Unfortunately I just remember this scene, but I think the movie was set on the XVIII or XIX century – Jorgel Jan 2 '14 at 13:13
I'm assuming you meant XVIIII or XX century, which would be 1800-1999. It's quite a span... If you remember how they looked in that scene (clothes, accessories, hair,...), you should be able to narrow it down quite easily. The period isn't that much of a help unless you can narrow it down and give us a time frame of one, or maybe two decades. – Tom Jan 2 '14 at 14:25
I meant from 1800 to 1900, since I remember the characters using clothes from this period. I think I remember some chariotes too, what makes me think of this period of time – Jorgel Jan 2 '14 at 14:37
The technique is called Liming or Birdliming.... in case that helps you find the movie. A popular way of catching birds going back to Roman days. – iandotkelly Jan 8 '14 at 18:40

This sounds awfully close to a scene in Roald Dahl's The Twits where Mr Twit traps birds by spreading Hug-Tight Sticky Glue on the branches of a tree. Captive birds are then made into a pie by Mrs. Twit.

However... the idea for this book being made to a film has been in concept phase since 2003...

So I don't think it would be this... Coincidentally enough in 2003, a man was prosecuted for doing this very thing...

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