Approved for Adoption (2013)

Approved for Adoption was released on DVD on April 29, 2014
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This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Sepia-toned animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.

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US DVD Release Date April 29, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Run time70 min
Theater Release DateNovember 8, 2013
DVD Release DateApril 29, 2014
ActorsMaxym Anciaux, Cathy Boquet, Mahé Collet, William Coryn, Christelle Cornil
DirectorLaurent Boileau, Jung
MPAA Not-Rated
Genre(s)Animation, Drama, Family & Kids
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