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Sound and Fury (2000)

If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing... See full summary »

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Jaime Leigh Allen ...
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Jemma Braham ...
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Freeda Cat ...
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Scott Davidson ...
Peter Artinian (voice)
Ruthanne Gereghty ...
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John Griffin ...
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Barbara Herel ...
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David Jacobs ...
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Karl Katz ...
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John Kaufman ...
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Ann Lenane ...
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Phillip Namanworth ...
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Veronica Nash ...
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Saul Nathan-Kazis ...
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Allison Weisberg ...
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If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture - and their bonds with each other. For Peter Artinian and his wife, both of whom are deaf, a surgical ear implant for their five-year-old daughter Heather means a choice between two worlds - an unfamiliar hearing world and the deaf world, a robust culture in its own right united by a uniquely visual and artistic language. Heather Artinian - precocious, vivacious, and avidly curious about implant surgery - is caught between her deaf parents and her hearing grandparents, as they argue passionately about her future. The debate is sometimes silent, but by no means quiet. When all is done, Sound and Fury speaks volumes about the choices we make and the battles... Written by Anonymous

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If you could make your deaf children hear, would you do it?

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January 2000 (USA)  »

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Som e Fúria  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,104 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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$113,512 (USA) (16 March 2001)
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When Peter asks Nancy (the girl with the cochlear implant from the deaf family) if she socializes more with deaf or hearing, the voice-over says, "Mostly deaf people." However, she is actually signing, "Grandma and grandpa." See more »

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The positive in negativity
3 January 2002 | by (Seattle WA) – See all my reviews

Every so often, a movie comes along which disturbs me -- not because it is graphical or offensive in nature, but because it is genuinely upsetting to watch. This is one such movie.

And these are the movies I value highest, because they cause you to *think* -- whereas most movies intend to produce the exactly opposite effect. Although I would not describe this movie as leaving one with a warm fuzzy feeling afterward, I will say that I am better for having watched it. It was a powerful reminder of the real danger that ignorance and pride pose to each of us in this world -- a danger that, both ironically and fittingly, we may never come to realize because of circumstances outside of our control.


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