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An Infinite Tenderness is a 1972 documentary about a brain-damaged boy in France and his physically disabled friend. It documents their growing friendship from its start to conclusion. The movie does not have dialogue or narrative which helps it capture the child's inability to communicate with those around him. The only sounds in the movie are the natural sounds of the children and their hospital environment giving a sparse, yet impactful, feel. Despite his severe disability, the boy manages to create a bond with another child in the hospital, a young and even more physically disabled girl. The candid documentary captures their friendship in its entirety. Audiences get to observe the time the children spend together and even small arguments between them, celebrating their triumphs and mourning their tragedies. Directed by Pierre Jallaud, this heartfelt film about bonds and the communication that is possible even without words is sure to inspire fans from any country.