The External World (2010)

  |  Animation, Short, Comedy

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In a funny looking yet very bleak world, a boy learns to play piano while a cat and various other animal characters encounter all sorts of drugs, sex, violence and profanity, with numerous references to pop culture phenomena.


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9 July 2020 | JeanMoniette
| Momentous. Changed my view on animation.
As a film addict, I am often stumbling upon 'shorts' that are animated rather than film. And to be frank, I hate them all, because I never saw the value of animation vs live action. Until I saw "the External World" by David O reilly. It's magnificent. It's superb. It's honestly the one piece of animated work i always remember when people ask me about my favorite short films. Genre defining. Make sure to check his video games (yes) and his art installations. David is a genius.

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Animation | Short | Comedy


Release Date:

8 September 2010


English, Japanese

Country of Origin

Germany, Ireland

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