A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gigi Bélier
Rodolphe Bélier
Fabien Thomasson
Paula Bélier
Ilian Bergala ...
Gabriel Chevignon
Luca Gelberg ...
Quentin Bélier
Mademoiselle Dos Santos
Stéphan Wojtowicz ...
Lapidus - le maire
Jérôme Kircher ...
Le docteur Pugeot
Bruno Gomila ...
Véronique Poulain ...
La cliente du marché
Philippe Dusseau ...
Le président du jury
Clémence Lassalas ...
Melchior Lebeaut ...
L'élève binoclard


The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

17 December 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La familia Bélier  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actors quickly discovered that it's extremely hard to sign and speak at the same time. This proved to be particularly grueling for Louane Emera in the film's memorable climax where she has to sing and sign simultaneously. See more »

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After the cast list, there are photos of Rodolphe as Mayor with Gigi, of Thomasson's wedding to Mademoiselle Dos Santos, and of Paula and Gabriel in Paris. See more »


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Conducted by Gaël Darchen
Assisted by Christophe Rebours
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A Real Piece of Art.. in a World Driven by the Size of your Budget
28 September 2015 | by (Athens, Hellas) – See all my reviews

In a few words this movie is a real masterpiece. It is able to 'broadcast' so many beautiful messages via a surprising good sense of humor.

It places the viewer in the position of various characters living a completely different life and facing controversial problems. And all that is accomplished in a real comedy way..

I have never thought what it feels like to be deaf, this movie allowed me to 'live' that situation for a few minutes.

Isn't that the real meaning of filming? Placing viewers to positions that they couldn't be placed in real life..?

I adored this film for another reason too.. It shows to all of us that you can still film a masterpiece with a tight budget.

It seems that good filming isn't the exclusive privilege of wealthy productions. Budget in filming is like money in life.. it makes things easier but it doesn't guarantee success.

Well done my French friends, "Bravo" I shall be watching you!

George P.

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