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In the Land of the Deaf (1992)

Le pays des sourds (original title)
Unrated | | Documentary | 14 September 1994 (USA)
With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges.

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Nicolas Philibert
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Claude Poulain Jean-Claude Poulain ... Professeur de langue des signes
Abou Bakar Abou Bakar ... Enfant (as Aboubaker)
Anh Tuan Anh Tuan ... Enfant
Betty Betty ... Enfant
Florent Florent ... Enfant
Frédéric Frédéric ... Enfant
Jalal Jalal ... Enfant
Karen Karen ... Enfant
Tomo Tomo ... Enfant
Odile Ghermani Odile Ghermani ... Professeur
Babette Deboissy Babette Deboissy ... Éducatrice
Denis Azra Denis Azra ... Directeur de l'école
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Abbou Victor Abbou
Levent Beskardes Levent Beskardes
Monica Flory Monica Flory
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With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges.

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Land of the Deaf See more »

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France

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born normal, i feel envy!
7 April 2004 | by gangadharpandaySee all my reviews

hi, i watched the movie screened by the Hyderabad Film Club HYFIC during the french film festival of this month [April 2004] a very carefully made film. a lot of research and patience should have gone into making this film. a seemingly impossible job is made possible. the way the characters communicate with each other and with the audience is superb. at some point of time i felt that 'being deaf' is a blessing in disguise as it develops tremendous visual sense and concentration.


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