39 Pounds of Love (2005)

Director
Dani Menkin

Main cast
Ami Ankilewitz

Genres
Documentary, Romance

Description
This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance.


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