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Planet of Snail (2012)

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A love story like no other, Planet of Snail is a mesmerizing documentary about an accomplished young poet who can no longer hear or see and his relationship to the world around him. Young-Chan is deaf and blind. He learned to speak when he was very young, but soon after lost his sight and hearing. He lives with his wife, Soon-Ho, who is his soul mate, an inseparable part of his life, and a window to the outside world. Young-Chan and Soon-Ho communicate through finger braille, a unique form of touch-based sign language in which words are tapped out on each other's hands. They rely on one another completely. However, Young-Chan must be able to survive on his own. One day, as Soon-Ho waits anxiously at home, Young-Chan embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. -- (C) Cinema Guild

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"Planet of Snail" is simple, direct and magical.

September 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gentle, simply told love stories are as rare in documentaries these days as they are in narrative film. That alone makes Yi Seung-jun's "Planet of Snail" a standout.

July 26, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Planet of Snail" offers a precious moment of clarity and simplicity amid a chaotic and poisonous summer, and tells an unforgettable love story to boot.

July 25, 2012 | Full Review…

With little story to speak of, Planet Of Snail is more of an experiential piece, closing in on the pleasure and wonder with which Young-chan takes in details like rain falling outside the window and the bark of a tree.

July 25, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception.

July 24, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5

A portrait of practical symbiosis in both domestic and emotional terms.

July 24, 2012 | Full Review…

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