Planet of Snail

Planet of Snail
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Young-Chan has been deaf and blind since childhood. Young-Chan has no idea how to participate in the world until he meets Soon-Ho, who also has a physical handicap. He marries her and learns to communicate with the outside world through her. By softly tapping each other's finger, they can understand one another; it is sometimes as if...

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Starring

Cho Young-chan, Kim Seung Ho

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (NR)
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 28 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

Young-Chan has been deaf and blind since childhood. Young-Chan has no idea how to participate in the world until he meets Soon-Ho, who also has a physical handicap. He marries her and learns to communicate with the outside world through her. By softly tapping each other's finger, they can understand one another; it is sometimes as if they are tenderly playing a piano. This documentary follows the couple in the same gentle tempo as Young-Chan moves through his life. We see them replacing a lightbulb together, receiving friends, working on a theater piece, reading a book, and gliding on a sleigh down a mountain. These everyday scenes are accompanied by a poetic voice-over by Young-Chan, in which he reflects on his existence without sight and hearing. He feels like an astronaut, but that doesn't mean he is without a sense of beauty in the world. This becomes palpable when Young-Chan touches the bark of a tree, runs his hand through sand, or brushes raindrops on a window pane with his fingertips.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 28 min.
  • In Theaters
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012-NY
  • MPAA Rating
    (NR)
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Producer(s)
    N/A
  • Director(s)
    Yi Seung-jun
  • Writer(s)
    N/A
  • Studio
    Cinema Guild
  • Format(s)
    2D

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Saturday, November 29
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