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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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it is Alright
29 October 2014 | by Filiz-atalay2002See all my reviews

short animated film about a young boy in 1951 Korea. Directed by Sejong park , this little boy is alone. Manuk is a very cute boy and looks very innocent . There is wad going in in his village . everyone has died and no one in sight . He has no one to hang out with . the music in this film brings curiosity to people and make them think what is going to happen next. Manuk makes his own toys out of metal. There are many sudden scenes in this film. This film is very sad and touching . There are many techniques in this short film. The color in this film brings lots of emotional and feeling to this film. The quality if this film is alright it's not bad. symbolism plays a big role in the film. For example the dog tags represent the death of his father in war. The metal toys represent poverty. his curiosity represent his childhood innocence. his characterization represents boredom and creativity. there are many music sounds like the train scene, heart beat .


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Country:

Australia

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Korean

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22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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