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During the Korean War in 1951, little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the... See full summary »

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Sejong Park

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During the Korean War in 1951, little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the doorstep and, thinking it is a birthday present, he opens it. But its contents will change his life. Written by Anonymous

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Official site [Australia]

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Australia

Language:

Korean

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22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Birthday boy film review
29 October 2014 | by daredevil_12345See all my reviews

Birthday boy is a short animated film about a lonely boy 'Manuk' dreaming to follow his fathers footsteps as a solider. Sejong Park, the director, makes the short film with no talking so we can predict what will happen and indirectly show us what's going on. In the abandoned Korean town, Manuk is alone with no one to tell him what to do or anyone to look after him. Manuk's father is a solider fighting in the war, which has an impact on Manuk and his future as he will no longer see the war in the same way again and his childhood would be ruined. Overall the film depicts a way a child will see his future due to a piece of information that can change your life forever.

~Bobby Jo~


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