The odd biography of a man who has Tourette’s Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of “fakts” hung around his neck
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
Harvie Krumpet is a strange little man and life has never been on his side. This film tells his story and takes you on the journey.
The story is very well written and it mix drama and comedy very good. It is very funny, but still serious. The story is unique and original for a short film and it turns out quite good on the screen. The characters are charming and good. You really have sympathy for them and you get to know them. Especially Harvie. The animation is very good. It’s stop motion clay animation in the best Nick Park style. It’s very impressive. The narration by Geoffrey Rush is very good. I was skeptical when I saw that this film lasted for 20 minutes, but 20 minutes later I wondered where the time went. The film thrilled me and got me hooked and I was never bored. It turned and twisted and kept the audience interested.
All together a very good and very charming little short film about the outsiders in society. A movie well worth to watch.