Planet Of Snail Review

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A documentary exploring the world of Jo Yeong-chan, a deaf and blind Korean man who can only interpret the world around him through the medium of touch.


Employing intimate close-ups to focus on a deaf-blind Korean man and his diminutive, spinally afflicted wife, this is a delicate if occasionally sentimental study of communication by tactility (hence the snail reference), co-operation and unquestioning affection.

A lovely, if occasionally syrupy portrayal of a couple who overcome their difficulties on a daily basis.