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New Boy2009

  • 3.9
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award® for Live Action Short Film. Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, this poignant and comedic film deftly captures the experience of a being a new boy in a school, through the eyes of Joseph, an eight-year-old African boy.

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DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THE DIALOGUE DUE TO THE IRISH ACCENTS. ALSO THERE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ANY UNDERSTANDABLE CONNECTION TO THE STORY OF THE NEW BOY IN AN IRISH SCHOOL AND THE FLASHBACK SCENES TO HIS SCHOOLROOM EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA.

This is a very cute film. The child actors are fantastic and the story line which bounces around from racism to relationships between boy and girl and between kids and authority figures is brilliantly done in such a short snapshot.

Really great!