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Gaby, a True Story

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Original title
Gaby, a True Story
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Michael James Love, Martín Salinas
Music
Maurice Jarre
Cinematography
Lajos Koltai
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-Mexico; TriStar Pictures / G. Brimmer Productions
Genre
Drama | Disease. Based On A True Story. Disability
Synopsis / Plot
The life story of Gabriela Brimmer, a victim of cerebral palsy. Born in Mexico just after the Second World War, Gaby, as she's called, is for the first several years of her life thought to be either a vegetable or, to quote her doctor, a child of normal intelligence "locked inside a body that cannot respond." Her maid notices that she is resisting food and realizes that she can control her foot. From there Gaby learns to write, study and becomes an artist, writer and activist.
Awards
1987: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Norma Aleandro)
1987: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress Drama (Chagall) y Supp. Actress (Aleandro)
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