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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 1989

My Left Foot

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

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About the My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 💬

''I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.''

Dalai Lama

''We know what we are, but know not what we may be.''

William Shakespeare

  • Even in troubling times, there's an occasional miracle.

MY LEFT FOOT is the true story of Irish writer and cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown.

The story of legendary Irishman Christy Brown who, despite cerebral palsy, learned to use his one controllable extremity, his left foot, to become an accomplished artist and writer.

''All is nothing, therefore nothing must end.''

Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown

  • A mother will pray for her son undoubtedly, even if they go unanswered.

Paralyzed from birth, Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother (Brenda Fricker) never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write.

''A broken body is nothing to a broken heart.''

Brenda Fricker as Mrs. Brown

  • One foot is unlike the other, but they will both help one man change the world.

''Hope deferred makes the heart sick.''

Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown

He grows up to become a well-known author, painter, and fundraiser, and along the way falls in love with nurse Mary Carr (Ruth McCabe).

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Movie Details 🎥

Directed by

Jim Sheridan

Writing Credits

Jim Sheridan and Shane Connaughton (Screenplay)

Christy Brown (Novel)


Daniel Day-Lewis

Ray McAnally

Brenda Fricker

Fiona Shaw

Adrian Dunbar

Ruth McCabe

Cyril Cusack

Hugh O'Connor

Alison Whelan

Declan Croghan

Kristen Sheridan

Music by

Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

Jack Conroy

Categories: Oscars, Oscar Academy Award Winner, Golden Globes, Golden Globe Nominee, EEBAFTAs, BAFTA Award Winner, EFA, European Film Award Nominee

Genres: Biography, Drama

Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom

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