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Universal Signs (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
After his fiancée's daughter dies while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.

Director:

Ann Calamia

Writer:

Ann Calamia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Natale ... Andrew
Sabrina Lloyd ... Mary
Lupe Ontiveros ... Claire
Margot Kidder ... Rose Callahan
Robert Picardo ... Father Joe
Aimee Garcia ... Trish
Robert Hogan ... Mr. Callahan
Troy Kotsur ... Chris
Deanne Bray ... Natalie
Ashlyn Sanchez ... Katie
Robert DeMayo ... The Peddler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bradley Barbara Bradley ... Sister Margaret
Angus Campbell Angus Campbell ... Sean
Daniella Canterman Daniella Canterman ... Carissa
Deanna Canterman Deanna Canterman ... Larissa
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After his fiancée's daughter dies while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.

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Sight, Smell, Taste, SIGN, Touch See more »

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Margot Kidder, Robert Hogan and Ashlyn Sanchez learned sign language for their roles. See more »

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You will be touched, moved and inspired.....don't miss it !
25 April 2008 | by sdyatskySee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. It is unique and fresh in so many ways....the depth of the story is mesmerizing. The viewer is subtly drawn into the story without Hollywood stunts or even verbal dialog. It's simple, yet elegant. It is masterful in the way in which the viewer participates in the story. It is impossible to remain passive in the viewing in that the viewer must 'read' and 'look' and 'listen to the music' and infer what is 'between the lines'. As such, the viewer is 'drawn in'. The interesting effect of this, is that the viewing experience is somehow richer and effect deeper than in a 'standard' movie format. The movie draws the viewer into the inner world of the deaf, as well as into the viewer's own inner world. This film never treats the deaf as 'other' or as a stereotype....the characters are real people with strengths and weaknesses. This is a heartfelt movie which stirs the heart and even the very soul of the viewer.


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