Life Is Boundless and Full of Dangers (1995)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Illnesses & Disabilities, Sociology  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The subject of this French documentary is grim and distressing, but its final message is filled with hope as it chronicles the daily horrors endured by children being treated for cancer. The filmmaker, Denis Gheerbrant, spent over nine months interviewing and filming ailing (and recovering) children in the Curie Institute, Paris. The film focuses on three of them and is edited to reflect the progression of their diseases through the passing seasons. The children are Steve, a shy teen, Dolores, a little girl trying to deal with her pain, and Cedric, a typical 8-year old who analyzes everything that happens to him. It is Cedric who spoke the phrase that became the film's title.

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cancer, child, terminal-illness