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Planet of Snail(달팽이의 별)

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Korea, Japan, Finland · 2011
1h 28m
Director Yi Seung-jun
Genre Documentary, Drama

Young-Chan, a deaf and blind writer, feels that among the people on Earth, it is like he has come from another planet. Then, Soon-Ho walked into his life. She has a spinal deformity, and she knows what it is like to be lonely, too. An intimate portrayal a couple and how they find meaning and connection in their world.

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The A.V. Club by

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.


Total Film by James Mottram

What emerges is a touching study (in more ways than one) of the trials, terrors and triumphs of living with physical disability.


The Hollywood Reporter by John DeFore

A disability-centric documentary that moves viewers without resorting to trite devices, Seung-Jun Yi's Planet of Snail takes a condition most of us would find unbearable and demystifies it while finding room for poetry.


Village Voice by Melissa Anderson

An unadorned, unsentimental portrait of a marriage, Yi Seung-jun's documentary Planet of Snail celebrates the daily life of an exceptionally collaborative couple.

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