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Pear Cider and Cigarettes (2016)

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The brutally honest story of Robert's turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.

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Robert Valley

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Robert Valley
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Drink and smoke...that's what Techno Stypes really like to do, and fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. He was crippled from a car accident when he was 17 but that's not how he lost his big toe. He lost that in a motorbike accident, yeah he was broken alright - what the hell was he fighting for anyway and what was he still doing in China? His father had given me two clear instructions: 1. Get Techno to stop drinking long enough to receive the liver transplant, and 2. Get him back home to Vancouver. This was not going to be easy. Written by Robert Valley

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1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sidra de pera y cigarrillos See more »

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Flawed but pretty good
4 August 2017 | by derwhippSee all my reviews

It's an unusual addiction story in that very few addicts will have the resources that are available to the main character of this animated short. But we've heard the same addiction stories a million times, so it's an interesting and haunting voyage into territory most of us won't experience. I agree with other reviewers about its flaws but it is still very well done and very much worth watching unless you need absolute perfection in your audio/visual entertainment.


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