Klaus

Movie • 2019 • Animation  

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When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.
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Does the dog die?
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ProfessorProcyon
There aren't any dogs in the movie, aside from the Krum family's pet dogs. They don't die, though.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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luluGogo
There is implied gaslighting in the start of the movies.
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Is a child abused?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
One child appears to be locked up in his room or house some/most of the time, but the situation is unclear. We do see him play outside, so it's sort of confusing.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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ProfessorProcyon
There is a horse that pulls a carriage, but it doesn't die.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but there's a whale skeleton.
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Are animals abused?
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HWilliams
A horse is old and pulls a sled too heavy for it, but it is fine and treated well otherwise (just tired). The moment is purely meant to be comical.
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ProfessorProcyon
There are dead fish, and a few animal skeletons. However, there isn't anything too graphic.
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Does a cat die?
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ProfessorProcyon
There aren't any cats in the movie.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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There IS a spider. Ignore the No's. It doesn't do anything, though - and it's animated. :)
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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A cockroach crawls out of a dolls head about 20 minutes into the movie
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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manaphy
Jesper is picked up by Klaus several times, and his mouth is covered to quiet him down. He doesn't get hurt by this and ends up okay.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Dead fish are cut/chopped/sliced up.
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MSCkindheart
Jesper struggles to breath after being picked up and held by a large person.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Jesper lands in a fireplace, but only has his coattails set on fire.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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There are nooses, but no hangings.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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No broken bones, but cartoon injuries (example: falling from high place, implied broken bones, but getting back up seconds later)
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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ProfessorProcyon
There are falls from high places, but no one dies.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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ProfessorProcyon
Jesper nearly sacrifices himself to save the "toys" towards the climax of the film, but he ends up alright.
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(SPOILER) Klaus dies in the end and their as short emotional part in the last minutes of the movie.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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There is a mention of Klaus wife Lydia, when she became ill and in the end Klaus does die and there is a short part in the ending that may seem emotional.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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ProfessorProcyon
Spoiler: There is a mention that Klaus's old wife, Lydia, died of an unspecified illness. She wasn't a parent (in fact, that's kind of what makes this even more upsetting), but I still want to point that out.
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Does someone cheat?
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ProfessorProcyon
Mild spoiler: There's a scene where it's believed that numerous toys fell off a cliff, but they turned out to have just been wrapped firewood.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Klaus's wife's spirit implied to follow him, guiding him in the right direction in the form of wind and snow.
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Are there clowns?
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A man is having a bath when someone knocks over the house he’s in. Bubbles and scrubbing but nothing else
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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dreamfast
no, but there are a few g*gging scenes.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Someone spits discreetly at one point towards the end of the movie. I only noticed because the subtitles said "(spits)".
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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HWilliams
They aren't used, per say, but one front yard has spikes in the front to ward off neighbors (no one actually touches the spikes). Being an animated movie, the spikes aren't realistic. The scene with the fish shop and meeting Klaus for the first time also has some hooks present (again, not used).
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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ProfessorProcyon
Spoiler: Klaus's wife is indirectly mentioned to have died from a disease. Although the illness is never specified and it's fairly unlikely that it was from cancer, I still feel like it's important to mention.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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ProfessorProcyon
Mention of someone who failed to have children, but whether or not the children were stillborn is never explicitly mentioned.
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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HWilliams
Klaus mentions his wife failing to have a child, but it is not explained any further. (Unknown whether abortion, miscarriage, or fertility issue)
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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HWilliams
Possibly-- Klaus and his wife fail to have children, but it is not elaborated on.
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ProfessorProcyon
No, but there's a mention that Klaus's wife died sometime after they failed to have children.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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ProfessorProcyon
There are a couple of comments made towards Klaus (and a few other characters), but nothing too serious.
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manaphy
Klaus is called "it" at one point by Jesper as a joke.
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manaphy
There are no black characters in this movie.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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ProfessorProcyon
No explicit hate speech, but the main character does ask "What's wrong with her mouth?" when he encounters someone speaking in a foreign language. It seems to be more of a misunderstanding than trying to be offensive, however. (Some languages simply change the line to "What is she saying?")
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Does an LGBT person die?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Perhaps a hint. One character thinks another character's behaviour is crazy, but since he's afraid of him, he says, "Wow... That's... totally normal! Not a sign of any mental illness or anything" - obviously really being of the opinion that it must be.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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hopethishelps
No, but a little into the movie the main character shouts «Thanks dad!» repeatedly which can become troubling for some.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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manaphy
Homelessness is mentioned, the main character is cut off by his father financially and his father suggests if he fails he'll end up "in the gutter." This is referred to a couple times.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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KobiReichard
Klaus takes a very comfortable and sweet view of the Santa mythology.

Could be argued that showing Santa as a once living man might spoil certain beliefs of the Santa myth. Overall though very sweet and true to the feeling of Christmas and Santa
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HWilliams
Bittersweet ending-- Klaus dies, but lives on through the spirit of Christmas. Every year, Jesper sees him again, delivering toys. Everyone is happy.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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HWilliams
A sled crashes. Being an animated movie, everyone is fine (except the sled), and it's more comical than anything else.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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HWilliams
There are fish bones and a little blood, but nothing intense.
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Does someone drown?
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EvilHag
There is a man with a gun, an old weird looking thing, and he does shoot at a door which the main character is hiding behind, but they dodge.
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