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Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 October 2002 (Hong Kong)
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog
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Credited cast:
Fini Straubinger Fini Straubinger ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M. Baaske M. Baaske
Elsa Fehrer Elsa Fehrer ... Self
Heinrich Fleischmann Heinrich Fleischmann ... Self
Rolf Illig ... Narrator (voice)
Vladimir Kokol Vladimir Kokol ... Self
Resi Mittermeier Resi Mittermeier ... Self
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind struggle to understand and accept a world from which they are almost wholly isolated. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Locked in Without Vision or Sound...
4 July 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... this Werner Herzog film - as powerful today as when it was made, introduces us to Fini, deaf and blind, and the empathetic things she does to help those similarly affected.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

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22 October 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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