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Dolphin Boy (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 27 April 2012 (USA)
Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of ... See full summary »

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Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but erases his past and refuses to go back home. Written by Anonymous

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dolphin assisted therapy | See All (1) »

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He lost his faith in humans and came back to life as a Dolphin.

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Documentary | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Israel

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Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delfinpojken See more »

Filming Locations:

Eilat, Israel

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Micha's Films See more »
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Color
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why I love this film
12 January 2012 | by mstzuSee all my reviews

Whenever one sees an Israeli film that includes Arabs, one can assume a meaningful "message" will follow. And that does happen here but in a totally unpredictable way. This movie is about the power of love, but also the strength of love. The depicted relationship of the father and son transcend boundaries we may have seen before, let alone been lucky enough to experience personally. Selflessness, devotion, patience, persistence, and TIME. This miracle took 4 years to accomplish. (I couldn't help thinking that in the US after the initial treatment failures, this young man would have been institutionalized to remain lost in his personal limbo; insurance would not cover this therapy.) I realize I'm reading translations but even the language used by the father and son were poetic (not exact but "he is the blood that runs in my veins," "who can love her more than I," or when the son finally acknowledges his mother after 2 years, she says that the milk came into her breast as if he was newborn). An incredible confluence of events made this film possible. Please see it


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