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Based on a true story, Drama
This 1980s drama is based on a true story of a teenager (Eric Stoltz) afflicted by an odd condition that gives his face a lion-like quality. The film has the same affirmative message that many films on the subject of disability/deformity have, that we are all the same beneath the skin and equally worthy of love and acceptance, and while this may have some sentimental moments, it is warm-hearted and very likeable.
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11+ years 118 mins
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14+ years 58 mins
Moving true story of writer Dominique Bauby's stroke, which left him paralysed except for his left eye, with which he was able to dictate his memoir.
14+ years 107 mins
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