Deaf and blind, Young-Chan lives in the quiet, isolated world of his small apartment, nursing dreams of someday becoming a successful writer. But when Soon-Ho, an empathetic woman herself compromised by a spinal disability, comes into his life, a unique love story begins.
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Being able to shake the director’s hand personally after the screening added to the joy of seeing this. Not only does it avoid the problems and constructions of documentary films, but, probably without him realising it when I asked him about it, he also manages to push a visual based medium into allow us as closely as possible to ‘feel’ the world as the deaf-blind Young-Chan does, adding so much to the subject.
Lovely, deeply human documentary about a man who has spent most of his life deaf and blind, and the woman he loves who is his constant companion. Communicating through a special brand of sign language that involves tapping on the hands, the two have fryer a unique world where, deprived of all senses, they have found the most tangible feeling of all.
Lyrical and unassuming, this documentary chronicles a brief period in the lives of a couple--the man, a poet, deaf-blind and the woman stricken by an unknown disability--who through the force of love and determination carry on living in the face of unimaginable hardship. What unfolds is, despite their unique and unfortunate circumstances, a triumphant journey of love and pain and joy--full of life.