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My Left Foot

IMDb 7.9 103 min
Genre:
Drama, Biography
Stars:
Brenda Fricker, Daniel Day Lewis, Cyril Cusack, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Country:
United Kingdom, Ireland
Rating:
7.4 / 31 times
Release:
1989-04-07
Synopsis:
In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be intellectually disabled for the first ten years of his life. Later, through the help of his strong-willed mother, a dedicated teacher, and his own courage and determination, Christy not only learns to grapple with life's simple physical tasks and complex psychological pains, but he also develops into a brilliant painter, poet and author.