The Guitar (2008)

Director
Amy Redford

Main cast
Saffron Burrows; Isaach De Bankolé; Paz de la Huerta; Adam Trese; Janeane Garofalo

Genres
Romance, Drama, Music

Description
The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.


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