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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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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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birthday boy
29 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

In the time of the Korean war in 1951 there was a little boy named manuk he was wandering through his village to find pieces of metal for his toy.When he did find good pieces of metal he heard the train coming he ran through the streets when he reached the train track he put his head down and listened to the train coming he put his piece of metal and stepped away from the track and waited.As the train was going past it was carrying tanks, manuk thought in his head that it was going to his dad, after when the train passed he found his piece of metal and went on and along the way he was pretending to be a solider with his dad.when he got home he found a parcel it had a photo of his dad and him then it had a dog-tag and his dads boots he thought it was a gift from his father.


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