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Harvie Krumpet (2003)

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director:

Adam Elliot

Writer:

Adam Elliot
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Geoffrey Rush ... Narrator (voice)
Kamahl Kamahl ... Statue of Horace (voice)
John Flaus ... Harvie (voice)
Julie Forsyth Julie Forsyth ... Baby Harvie / Lilliana / Church Singer (voice)
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Storyline

The sad, strange life of Harvie, who is born into an impoverished Middle European existence, and whose one constant is the book of "fakts" he keeps adding to, worn around his neck. After a childhood tragedy, he emigrates to Australia, where he has a succession of menial jobs, eventually ending up in a retirement home. Along the way, he has a string of bad luck, leaving him with, among other things, a steel plate in his skull that becomes a magnet. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them ...and then there are others.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the first feature film from writer/director Adam Elliot who previously wrote & directed 3 short films titled: "Brother", "Uncle" & "Cousin". Adam Elliot would later write & direct his second feature film "Mary & Max" which would end up being an award winning animated film. See more »

Goofs

Harvie's 65th birthday - and Val's death - should take place in in 1987, in accordance with the title card indicating that Harvie was born in 1922, but Val's gravestone states that she died in 1984. See more »

Quotes

Statue of Horace: Seize the day, Harvie. Seize the day. Carpe Diem.
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Connections

Referenced in Mary and Max (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

God Is Better than Football
Written and Published by Keith Binns
Performed by the Elwood Primary School Choir
Conducted by Jane Smith
Choir Assistant: Stewart Bell
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Fantastic
27 March 2005 | by rossd2005See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of stop-motion animation, but i stumbled upon this by accident. I was in Portugal and my family and i went back to the villa by myself early. I was flipping through the channels and I landed on Harvie Krumpet (Which I only found the title lately) with Portugese subtitles. So I stuck with it. I watched every minute of it. This was one of the most cruel, dark animations I've ever seen but I like that genre but through Harvies bad luck came good humour and I laughed the whole way through. Harvie's book of 'Fakts' gave us fantastic quotes like 'A cigarette is a substitute from your mothers bousm.' That was 7 months ago and while I was browsing through www.play.com today and said 'OMG it's him. Its released on DVD next month and I can't wait. If you ever get the opportunity to see this film SEE IT! This is the best clay-mation sort film I've seen since the 'Wallice & Gromit' series


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD377,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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