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Indestructible (2007)

 |  Documentary  |  8 March 2007 (USA)
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A monastery high atop the mountains of northwest China ... the living room of a family confronted with terminal illness ... the office of renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks ... the Wailing ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Stanley Appel ...
(as Dr. Stanley Appel)
Barbara Byer ...
Ben Byer ...
John Byer ...
Steve Byer ...
Daniel Gordis
Hungyun Huang ...
Himself (as Dr. Hungyun Huang)
Robert Miller ...
(as Dr. Robert Miller)
Anastasia Papoulias ...
Annie Papoulias ...
Tony Papoulias ...
Qi Pie ...
Rebeccah Rush ...
Oliver Sacks


A monastery high atop the mountains of northwest China ... the living room of a family confronted with terminal illness ... the office of renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks ... the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem... Indestructible portrays an epic journey of self-discovery for filmmaker and single father Ben Byer as he battles the incurable and fatal neuro-degenerative disease, ALS. A cinematic adventure filled with extraordinary characters and breathtaking landscapes, beautifully shot by Academy Award nominee Roko Belic (Genghis Blues), Byer takes a visually stunning global quest to survive as he begins to understand the power of the human condition. An extraordinary self-portrait of a man confronted with life's ultimate challenge, Indestructible goes deep within the human experience for a fascinating, funny and inspiring story of the conflict between hope and fate. Written by ALS Film Fund

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4 July 2013 | by (Marburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Any film related to issues like facing death can tend to sensationalism. Not the case in this one. "Indestructible" is, yes, a hard movie to watch, hard on the soul, but without any of the typical "I'm-trying-to-make-you-cry" devices. It simply rings authentic, personal, true. Ben Byer seems to make the film for himself, for his son, and talks as if talking to us. He is explanatory, yet poetic. Not to mention other characters such as Oliver Sacks who always has something worthwhile to say. I have come from a long stretch of watching one documentary after another, for weeks on Netflix. But none has touched me as much as this one. I simply couldn't get my eyes off of it. And even now, one month after having watched it, it is still in my mind... inspiring me, making me think. "Indestructible" is human, it is humbling, funny at times, awesome from beginning to end.

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