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Planet of Snail (2011)

Dalpaengee eui byeol (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 25 July 2012 (USA)
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Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel ... See full summary »


Seung-jun Yi
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Cho Young-Chan Cho Young-Chan ... Himself
Kim Soon-ho Kim Soon-ho ... Herself, Cho Young-Chan's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Choi Jungah Choi Jungah ... Herself, actress


Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel walked into his life. Soon-Ho knows how it is to be lonely and soon becomes an inseparable part of his life. Young-Chan also discovers an amazing world under his fingers as he learned to read books with braille. Hopes began to grow and he dreams of writing a book. However, Soon-Ho cannot always be there for him because of her own problem of spine disability. The couple now should learn to survive alone. While Soon-Ho uneasily spends her first day waiting for his return, Young-Chan goes out for the biggest adventure of his life. Written by Anonymous

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playwright | deafblind | disabled | See All (3) »


Documentary | Drama


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South Korea | Japan | Finland



Release Date:

25 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet of Snail See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,011, 29 July 2012

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Baby, I Love Your Way
21 May 2013 | by valis1949See all my reviews

PLANET OF SNAIL (dir. Yi Seung-jun) A touching and inspiring film about a special needs couple. Young-Chan has been deaf and blind since early childhood and is married to Soon-Ho who suffers from severe spinal damage and is just over three feet tall. The film documents their daily struggles to live, work, and entertain in their small apartment in Seoul, South Korea. The film is deliberately slow-moving (hence the title), yet undeniably emotionally potent. Even though it's fairly obvious that this couple has faced some very disturbing issues, the film chooses only to document the most basic and simple quotidian details of their lives, and this only makes them more resonant. Their collaboration to master the intricacies involved in replacing a bedroom fluorescent light fixture borders on the triumphant! Like nothing else. MUST SEE

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