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Beyond Silence (1996)

Jenseits der Stille (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 5 June 1998 (USA)
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Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lara
Tatjana Trieb ... Lara als Kind (Lara as Child)
Howie Seago ... Martin
Emmanuelle Laborit ... Kai
... Clarissa
... Gregor (Clarissa's husband)
Alexandra Bolz ... Marie
... Tom
Doris Schade ... Lilli
Horst Sachtleben ... Robert
Hubert Mulzer ... Herr Gärtner
Birge Schade ... Fräulein Mertens
... Bankbeamter
Lea Mekhméche ... Johanna
Laurel Severin ... Martin als Kind
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Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature she becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. However her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$60,888, 12 June 1998

Gross USA:

$171,334, 5 July 1998
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Lara: The saddest things in life are separations and deaths. I don't want to say good-bye anymore. I've had enough of that.
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Composed by Jochen Schmidt-Hambrock
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Great Piece of Art
27 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I think this is a GREAT film, and a wonderful piece of artwork. A very touching story between Lara and her parents. By the end I was weeping I was so touched ( and I don't cry easily at movies ). The Deaf culture is one very few of us take time to understand, but I think through films we can at least try. I HIGHLY recommend this film to anyone who is interested in Deaf culture, or just a great foreign film.


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