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Birthday Boy (2004)

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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Sejong Park
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Just when you thought you were over animation
27 January 2005 | by tasrodSee all my reviews

Just when you thought you were over animation, along comes this priceless gem of a film. Both the story, and the animation style are refreshingly original and beautifully told. I saw this film at a touring program of Australian Film School graduate films last year. It's seeming simplicity belied the incredible amount of time spent in bringing this story to life. The "Birthday Boy" wanders through streets of his Korean village and plays on his own. The little boy has so much character and is like no other character I've seen on the screen before. It was a very vivid story and has remained with me since then. I hope it goes well overseas and at the Oscars, imagine a quinella, following Adam Elliots "Harvey Crumpet" win last year !!


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Korean

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22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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