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39 Pounds of Love (2005)

This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance.

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39 POUNDS OF LOVE is the heartwarming story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American-born Israeli who at the age of 1 was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that renders him immobile, except for one finger, which he uses to work as a 3D animator. His doctor predicated he'd die before the age of six. Over thirty years have passed and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, still survives and "loves life", he is considered one of the world's greatest medical miracles. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn't survive. Written by Kim Fishman

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At birth he was given 6 years to live... at 34, he takes the journey of a lifetime.


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8 April 2005 (Israel)  »

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18 kila agapi  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,217 (USA) (25 November 2005)

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$28,125 (USA) (20 January 2006)
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Dani Menkin first saw Ami in a Tel Aviv bar, and was instantly drawn to him. Arranging to meet Ami at his home some days later, Dani began a friendship with Ami that would eventually lead to making the film. See more »

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Good Movie
5 December 2005 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This picture is not for everyone,this person will keep you clued to your seat with his humor and strength, you will have to have some kind of heart or love for people to see this motion picture, it is a picture that can capture you and keep you in a state of caring, if you see it,you will never forget it, you will always remember his smile and determination to survive, he is the type of person you would like to take home, this picture will win some type of academy award, or other awards,this is one of my favorite motion pictures and I will never forget it for a long long time, please take time out of your busy day and come and look at this picture.


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