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Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes (2017)

Sign Gene (original title)
The first generation of deaf superheroes with superpowers through the use of sign language.


Emilio Insolera


Emilio Insolera


Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Insolera ... Tom Clerc
Benjamin Bahan Benjamin Bahan ... Hugh Denison
Hiroshi Vava Hiroshi Vava ... Tatsumi Fuwa
Danny Gong Danny Gong ... Ken Wong
Susan Mather Susan Mather ... Miss D
Carola Insolera Carola Insolera ... Kate Massieu
Humberto Insolera Humberto Insolera ... Jux Clerc
Nobuyuki Motte Nobuyuki Motte
Jesse Thomas Jesse Thomas ... Oliver Veditz
Naoki Harada Naoki Harada ... Inspector Shimamoto Yasunori
Iseki Reida Iseki Reida
M. Cristina Drovetta Insolera M. Cristina Drovetta Insolera ... Linda E. Clerc
Hitomi Sasaki Hitomi Sasaki
Irina Arsentieva Irina Arsentieva ... Carole Williamson
Akihiro Hataya Akihiro Hataya
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The first generation of deaf superheroes with superpowers through the use of sign language.

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There are 300 genes responsible for deafness. But only 29 form the Sign Gene. See more »




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With Sign Gene the world is now firmly seen through the eyes of the deaf , affording a view of how their world really is. And for this director it is assuredly no a world of victims, but of people empowered by their own personal situations. See more »

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Authentic film
12 February 2018 | by jmartinezexpSee all my reviews

Never seen a film with more than three signed languages, American Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Italian Sign Language and three spoken languages, English, Japanese and Italian, all well combined to each other. Definitely a real challenge for the creators of the film yet they made it. All actors were authentic with their own language unlike many other films. We enjoyed watching the film, definitely inspiring for new ideas, amazing work! Joseph.

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Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Osaka, Japan See more »


Box Office


EUR25,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Pluin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Color (HDCAM)
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