Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large poor Irish family. His mother Mrs Brown recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb his left foot to write with. 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 retarded 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 lifes simple physical tasks and complex psychological pains but he also develops into a brilliant painter poet and author
Sterring Daniel Day Lewis Brenda Fricker & Ray McAnally.
Running time: 98 mins
DVD format: PAL region 2