Kill Gil, Vol. 1 (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Illnesses & Disabilities  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Switzerland  |  
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The heir to one of Italy's most successful cinematic legacies documents his brave battle with the devastating bacterial infection that would ultimately render him paraplegic in an intimate documentary from filmmaker Gil Rossellini. The son of Roberto Rossellini and the brother of Isabella, Gil presents a low-tech look at his struggle to survive that eschews the typical sentimentality to achieve a present a perseverant and hopeful tone that steers well clear of morbid self-pity.