Young-Chan, a poet, had been blind and deaf since he was 8-years-old. Soon-Ho, his wife, communicates with him through finger Braille, as if they are playing a piano tenderly. She is his soul mate and his window, his bridge to the outside world. Combining dazzling photography with Young-Chan's personal writings, Planet of Snail offers a portrait full of life and offers a meditative look at our world, where touch tells all and love overcomes hardships.
This slow tempo documentary, the same one Young-Chan leads his life to, follows the couple in their daily lives, where every moment of each day becomes an experience shared with tenderness. We see them replacing a light bulb, entertaining friends, working on a play, reading a book and sledding down a mountain.