Beyond Silence (1996)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

Original title:  Jenseits Der Stille

Germany1996.  Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Claussen & Wöbke Filmproduktion GmbH, Roxy Film, Schweizer Fernsehen, Süddeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Caroline Link, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

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


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