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Harvie Krumpet
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Directed by

Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush
Kamahl Kamahl
Statue of Horace
John Flaus John Flaus
Julie Forsyth Julie Forsyth
Baby Harvie / Lilliana / Church Singer

Written by
Adam Elliot Adam Elliot
(written by)
Luke Elliot Luke Elliot
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Delicate, warm-hearted animated short

7 years, 1 month ago at Jan 26 11:05
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"Life is like a cigarette; smoke it to the butt."

In this day and age, the thought of claymation will likely evoke images of Chicken Run or Wallace & Gromit, but, like any other medium, any type of story - from humour to drama; from the strange to the ordinary - can be conveyed utilising this particular filmic technique. Adam Elliot's Oscar-winning short film Harvie Krumpet is lodge... read more
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Description: The sad, strange life of Harvie, who is born into an impoverished Middle European existence, and whose one constant is the book of "fakts" he keeps adding to, worn around his neck. After a childhood tragedy, he emigrates to Australia, where he has a succession of menial jobs, eventually ending up in a retirement home. Along the way, he has a string of bad luck, leaving him with, among other things, a steel plate in his skull that becomes a magnet. ... (more)
UPC: 634991205429
Tags: Animation (12), Short (9), Comedy (6), Drama (6), Claymation (4), Clay Animation (3), 2000s (3), Australia (3), Learning Disability (3), Care Home (2), 2003 (2), Medication (2), Suicide Attempt (2), Loss Of Parents (2), Senility (2), Short Film (1), Haaste (1), Philosophy (1), English (1), Nursing Home (1)
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"DIR: Adam Elliot SUMMARY: The life story of Harvie Krumpet, a terminally unlucky Polish migrant with Tourette's Syndrome and a penchant for nudism. WHY IT'S HERE: Adam Elliot's mini-masterpiece 'Harvie Krumpet' crams an amazing life story into 22 minutes. Using the wonderful clay animation that he had used so brilliantly in his early trilogy of films ('Uncle', 'Cousin' and 'Brother'), Elliot relates the tale of Harvie Krumpet, a terminally unlucky Polish migrant. I won't spoil any more of th"

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