8.0/10
7,855
32 user 22 critic

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

Writers:

Adam Elliot, Luke Elliot (script advisor)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ernie Biscuit (2015)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ernie Biscuit is the clayography of a Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: John Flaus
Brother II (2000)
Animation | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a short introduction of the whole family, the story of the elder brother is told.

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: William McInnes
Uncle (1996)
Animation | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nephew recalls the sometimes-lonely and often-eccentric life of his beloved uncle.

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: William McInnes, John Flaus
Cousin (1999)
Animation | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: William McInnes
Mary and Max (2009)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Director: Adam Elliot
Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana
Animation | Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.

Director: Torill Kove
Stars: Liv Ullmann
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan
Stars: Tim Minchin
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Compilation of 10 funny comedy short films from over the world. With: Harvie Krumpet (Australia), HomeGame (Norway), Oedipus (UK), Une Fameuse Journee (Belgium), Meine Etern (Germany), ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ayache-Vidal, Jean-Marie Buchet, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Iris Bouche, Nathan Filer, Stian Fongaard
Logorama (2009)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.

Directors: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bob Stephenson, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans
Ryan (2004)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Director: Anthony Lucas
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harvie Krumpet See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD377,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Quotes

Harvie: Thank you.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Deserving of wider recognition
1 March 2004 | by rgbarberoSee all my reviews

I came upon this film by accident--the Australian production company approached my company to license music for "Harvie Krumpet", and after looking at Adam's earlier films we agreed. When I received a VHS tape of Harvie, I was thrilled, not just because of our music, (we got paid whether it was good or not) but because I felt a sense of discovery for a very unique talent and world view. Harvie's world of deadly boredom mixed with equal parts of magic and joy sets this film apart. It seems that Adam Elliot has a great mix of talent--an eye for clever animation with a mind for the daily collision of ordinary and extraordinary.

Geoffrey Rush is understated yet still expressive in his narration. But the film belongs to Adam Elliott with his sight gags and "what really is the difference between tragedy and comedy" mindset.


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed