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Beyond Silence

Director:Caroline Link
Writers:Caroline Link and Beth Serlin
Director of Photography:Gernot Roll
Editor:Patricia Rommel
Music:Niki Reiser
Production Designer:Susann Bieling
Producers:Thomas Wöbke, Jacob Claussen and Luggi Waldleitner
Miramax: PG-13; 97 minutes
Cast:Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb, Howie Seago, Emmanuelle Laborit, Sibylle Canonica and Hansa Czypionka

German director Link's debut is a touching, engaging exploration of the relationship between deaf parents (Seago and Laborit) and their hearing daughter, Lara (Testud). When Lara, who has served as her parents' link to the world since she was a child, leaves home to attend music school, she finds herself torn between two worlds, the hearing and the deaf. Nominated for a 1997 Best Foreign Film Academy Award, the film tackles issues of family love and interdependence with just a touch of sentimentality. In German and German Sign, with English subtitles.

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