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An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »

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Eugene Fedorenko

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Derek Lamb (story), Bernard Carez (story) (as Les Mimes Électriques) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Sophie Cowling Sophie Cowling ... Child
Raymond Pollender Raymond Pollender
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An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any concern and compassion. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Simplistic Though at Times Touching
8 March 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Apparently, this won the best animated short film at the Academy Awards. It is apparently a political over an artistic choice. It involves the passing off of a baby who appears on a doorstep. Each house has a reason to dispose of the child quickly, even when guilt enters in. I just found it rather lacking star quality.


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