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Goodbye CP (1972)

Sayonara CP (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary
An intimate documentary about a group of people with cerebral palsy in Japan that confronts our preconceptions and prejudices about who they are, what they feel, and how they view their lives.

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Kazuo Hara
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An intimate documentary about a group of people with cerebral palsy in Japan that confronts our preconceptions and prejudices about who they are, what they feel, and how they view their lives.

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Japanese

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A must see for today's society!
17 September 2010 | by paulgeafSee all my reviews

This is a difficult film. Difficult to review, difficult to watch and difficult to convey everything of the experience to someone reading this, who has yet to see the film!

These people suffer from Cystic fibrosis.

It is not pretty. They know this. They want to show us what it is really like to have to live under such a difficult restriction as CP.

You cannot watch this and not be affected by it, not be forced to look at yourself, your own humanity, your selfish ways, your supposed 'problems' etc. You are forced to look at them differently and with a new perspective. If you can sit through this film and NOT do any of those things then you really would have to be callous, emotionless and perhaps, thinking about it, just like many many people are when they are using the internet!

Anyway, I urge you to watch this and it may be painful or difficult to do so.

That really is the point. Force yourself to watch. there is nothing gory or frightening in the film, just the disfigured contorted bodies of these people and the laboured way in which they speak, which is disturbing to our ears. That is why you MUST make yourself watch.

Give them the credit they deserve for even making the movie.

It is a sad film and I will never forget it.


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