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The Saddest Boy in the World (2006)

Timothy Higgins, the saddest boy in the world, prepares to hang himself at his ninth birthday party.

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Barbara Higgins
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Dr. Judith D'Angelo (as Babz Chula)
Hailey Conner ...
Isabelle Higgins
Jerocko Harder ...
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Colton Boreen ...
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Danika Martin ...
The Twin
Paige Martin ...
The Twin
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Maria
Garnet Barrett ...
Jordan
Michael Wu ...
Jiang Li
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Timothy Higgins, the saddest boy in the world, prepares to hang himself at his ninth birthday party.

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Der traurigste Junge der Welt  »

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Cradle Song
Music by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics based on the translation by Arthur Westbrook
Sung by Jennifer Farrell
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The Sad Boys Club
26 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a long-form type short, with a great sense of set design, art direction, framing and a number of other technical aspects; they all work to invite you into the narrative and help embellish and further the story. The coloring also gives this short a very EDWARD SCISSORHANDS or PARENTS look and feel which adds to the black comedy elements. Additionally, it benefits immensely from a strong script and a very strong POV from the director.

The performances, especially of the lead boy, Benjamin B. Smith, in the role of Timothy Higgins, are uniformly strong and this is highly recommend. Hopefully, this director will put his "trilogy" on DVD as some point for folks to enjoy, as these festival favorites are not currently available for view and shorts rarely are available outside of a few urban areas, as part of festivals. Particularly given that the director is Canadian, these have yet to be readily available in the US.


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