In a culture that prizes conformity, suffering from a debilitating illness with all sorts of outward physical manifestations is doubly hard -- a fact director Kazuo Hara hammers home in this documentary about Japanese sufferers of cerebral palsy. Shot in a harsh style (with out-of-sync sound and grainy black-and-white photography), the film lets its subjects tell their own stories -- in the process revealing much about Japanese society.
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- Kazuo Hara
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it