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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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korea | anime | student film | See All (3) »

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Animation | Short | Drama | War

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The film takes place in 1951. See more »

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Birthday Boy (2004
29 October 2014 | by scicek154See all my reviews

Birthday Boy is a short animated film about a young boy in 1951 Korea while a war is going on. I liked how it's a short film but we learnt and found out a lot of things. There is a lot of detail in the landscape almost looking real. The music and the sound has a purpose to be there and puts more effect and meaning on what is happening or how Manuk feels( Manuk is the boy in the story). There is a lot of objects that show us rather than tell us and gives us more information for example ,in the package Manuk sees a dog tag which means his fathers dead. Overall it's a great film and there isn't a lot of dialogue but actions speak more than words.


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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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