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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Som e Fúria  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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fascinating
11 April 2002 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

i agree with what everyone else has said in this forum, and felt i should add my recommendation.

this film is about identity and culture, pride and shame, belonging and being an outsider. i found it said so much to me, i had a hard time keeping my mind on it, as my brain kept trailing off with new thoughts about life.

see it, not because you have or haven't known deaf people; see it because you are human.


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