In a funny looking yet very bleak world, a boy learns to play piano while a cat and various other animal characters encounter all sorts of drugs, sex, violence and profanity, with numerous references to pop culture phenomena.

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David O'Reilly
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Julian Barratt ... Father (voice)
Pearl Brilmyer Pearl Brilmyer ... (voice)
Adam Buxton ... Security Guard (voice)
Christopher Kline Christopher Kline ... (voice)
Stefanie Jones Stefanie Jones ... (voice)
Bram Meindersma Bram Meindersma ... (voice)
Tenko Nakajima Tenko Nakajima ... (voice)
Hanayo Nakajima Hanayo Nakajima ... (voice)
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In a funny looking yet very bleak world, a boy learns to play piano while a cat and various other animal characters encounter all sorts of drugs, sex, violence and profanity, with numerous references to pop culture phenomena.

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Momentous. Changed my view on animation.
9 July 2020 | by JeanMonietteSee all my reviews

As a film addict, I am often stumbling upon 'shorts' that are animated rather than film. And to be frank, I hate them all, because I never saw the value of animation vs live action. Until I saw "the External World" by David O reilly. It's magnificent. It's superb. It's honestly the one piece of animated work i always remember when people ask me about my favorite short films. Genre defining. Make sure to check his video games (yes) and his art installations. David is a genius.


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Germany | Ireland

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Release Date:

8 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Lumea exterioara See more »

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