Beyond silence

Beyond silence

DVD - 199- | German
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Since the earliest days in her childhood, Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute, and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature, she becomes interested in music and starts to play the clarinet very successfully. Since her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions.
Publisher: [Calif.]: Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [199-]
ISBN: 9780788842115
0788842110
Branch Call Number: DVD BEYOND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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JohnFDavidson
Aug 23, 2010

I had watched another movie by the director Caroline Link that I enjoyed immensely. I stumbled on this movie after it had started on Saturday nite on TVO. I got the library copy and got a better understanding of the dynamics of the movie. The film focuses on a young girl with deaf mute parents that become quite dependent on her. Tension is added when an aunt encourages her to play the clarinet. Sounds simple, but reveals family history. The characters are mostly likeable and you root for them to resolve their tensions. As in life not everything works out, and the ending leaves a little dangling. Very enjoyable.

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