Tag Archives: Disability

Rust and Bone (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s always hard to start at the bottom

They say you can start your life again even if you find yourself hitting the bottom, but, as some of you know, starting at the bottom is not easy at all. While it is ultimately an optimistic film about healing … Continue reading

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Touch of the Light (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): His disability is a mere fact to him

 Taiwanese movie “Touch of the Light” is a simple and honest story about two good people getting closer to each other. Considering its subject and the real-life story behind it, it could have been one of those sentimental “the disability … Continue reading

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The Sessions (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : He just wants to lose his virginity…

 Mark O’Brien’s life is one of those moving life stories we encounter from time to time. After he contacted polio when he was 6, he spent most of his life as a paralyzed man depending on iron wrong, but he … Continue reading

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Passion Fish (1992) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two hardcore women stuck with each other

When I watched “The Intouchables”(2011) at the local movie theater several months ago, I got a small nagging dissatisfaction with that crowd-pleasing film which was about the warm friendship between a disabled man and a caregiver hired by him. The … Continue reading

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Lourdes (2009) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Religion, People, and ‘Miracle’

 I have never been to Lourdes, one small town near the Pyrenees in southwestern France, but, considering what I saw from Jessica Hausner’s film “Lourdes”, I think Lourdes looks like a nice place to visit. The hotel shown in the … Continue reading

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Punch (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : His enemy, His teacher, and… His neighbour

If you are a South Korean and you were relatively lucky while going through ruthless South Korean education system, you probably had at least one teacher who ‘bothered’ you a lot in your school days. He had a lot of … Continue reading

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