Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5
Original title: Jenseits Der Stille
Germany, 1996. Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Claussen & Wöbke Filmproduktion GmbH, Roxy Film, Schweizer Fernsehen, Süddeutscher Rundfunk. Screenplay by Caroline Link, Beth Serlin. Cinematography by Gernot Roll. Produced by Jakob Claussen, Luggi Waldleitner, Thomas Wobke. Music by Niki Reiser. Production Design by Susann Bieling. Costume Design by Katharina von Martius. Film Editing by Patricia Rommel.
Touching drama about a young girl born to deaf parents, who causes an emotional rift between herself and her father when she finds her calling in life is to be a musician. Having shared everything with him her whole life (including being her parents’ translator from a young age in the most serious of circumstances), her father’s insecurity rages like a storm when his daughter goes off in a direction that he cannot follow. Sensitively directed and beautifully acted.
Academy Award Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film