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Historia de un oso (2014)

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An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken. Written by Jwelch5742

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A História de Um Urso  »

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The premise is inspired by the Pinochet regime in Chile which tore families apart and imprisoned many innocent civilians. See more »

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world through a bear's eyes
1 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

The first ever Chilean movie to win an Oscar depicts a bear telling his story. Gabriel Osorio's "Historia de un oso" ("Bear Story" in English) has some ingenious animation - watch the scene where the bear sees the city disappear behind him - and a good story to accompany it. I interpreted the wordless short as a focus on human treatment of animals. I'd say that it deserved its Oscar win, and it confirms that Chile's film industry is turning out some good movies (Pablo Larraín's "No" was another). Not enough people get to see the smaller Oscar-winners, so I recommend checking this one out if you get a chance to do so. Very good cartoon.


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