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Approved for Adoption

Approved for Adoption

A Feature film by Laurent Boileau, Jung Henin

Produced by Mosaïque Films

Release in France : 06/06/2012


    200,000 Korean children have been dispersed throughout the world since the end of the Korean War.
    Jung, born in 1965 in Seoul and adopted in 1971 by a Belgian family, is one of these children.
    Adapted from a graphic novel, Approved for Adoption takes a look at a few key moments in Jung's life: the orphanage, arriving in Belgium, family life, a difficult adolescence... It recounts the events that have led Jung to accept the contradictions of his existence. Being uprooted, identity issues, integration, maternal love, and a reconstituted and mixed race family are just some of the themes that are broached with poetry, humor and emotion.
    Consisting of an amazing mix of live-action and drawn images, between present and past, and employing historical and family archives, Approved for Adoption is an animated autobiographical tale that breaks new ground.



    Approved for Adoption

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    Executive Producer :

    Thomas Schmitt

    Director of Photography :

    Rémon Fromont

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Sound editors :

    Quentin Colette, Matthieu Michaux

    Animation :

    Christophe Devaux

    Special Effects :

    Joël Bazsalicza

    Assistant directors :

    Thierry Czajko, Lee Sanghoon

    Sound Recordist :

    Dan Van Bever

    Editor :

    Ewin Ryckaert

    Production Designer :

    Olivier May

    Music Composer :

    Siegfried Canto

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Charbonnel

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    Feature film

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    Documentary, Animated film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

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    Dolby SRD

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