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Birth

5.0
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Original title
Birth
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Carrière, Milo Addica
Music
Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography
Harris Savides
Cast
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Producer
New Line Cinema / Fine Line Features
Genre
Drama. Mystery. Fantasy | Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Ten years after the sudden death of her husband Sean, Anna has agreed to marry Joseph. At their engagement party, Clifford, who was Sean’s best friend, and his wife Clara are among the well-wishers. When they arrive, Clara decides their gift is not properly wrapped and sends Clifford up to the party alone, but she leaves the building for Central Park, unaware that a young boy is following her. A few days later, at Anna’s mother’s birthday celebration, the same young boy shows up and requests to speak privately with Anna. She indulges the child and he declares that he is her dead husband Sean and warns her not to marry Joseph. A stunned Anna takes the boy downstairs, where the doorman confirms that he knows the child. His name is Sean. Sean begins to write to Anna. Joseph and Anna order him to leave her alone, but the boy calmly refuses. At Sean’s own suggestion, he is quizzed about details of the dead Sean’s life, and the child’s knowledge is uncanny. More unnerving still is the intensity and certainty of his love for Anna. Could this child truly be Anna’s husband, returned to her?
Awards
2004: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress Drama (Nicole Kidman)
2004: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Runner Up for Best Music Score
2004: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
2004: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection
2004: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Young Actor (Bright)
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