PLANET OF SNAIL

By Seung-Jun YI

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Documentary - Completed 2011

A deaf-blind man who once thought he could do nothing in this world learns to communicate with the world and starts loving his life in his own way.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seung-Jun YI
    • Producer(s)
    • Min-Chul KIM (CreativEast)
    • Synopsis
    • Young-Chan lost his vision and hearing from a serious fever when very young. He often describes himself as a ‘snail’ since he has to rely only on his tactile senses, just as slowly as a snail, to communicate with others. Being unable to speak other’s language, he once believed he had been singled out from the world. But his life changes it dramatically when he meets and marries Soon-Ho, who is also disabled. The once lonely snail goes sleighing, swimming and writes essays, poems and even a script for a play, translating every experience into his unique words.
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