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Beyond Silence

1996
1h 49m
Drama/Music
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Cast

Sylvie Testud (Lara)Tatjana Trieb (Lara als Kind (Lara as Child))Howie Seago (Martin)Emmanuelle Laborit (Kai)Sibylle Canonica (Clarissa)Matthias Habich (Gregor (Clarissa's husband))Alexandra Bolz (Marie)Hansa Czypionka (Tom)Doris Schade (Lilli)Horst Sachtleben (Robert)Hubert Mulzer (Herr Gärtner)Birge Schade (Fräulein Mertens)Stephan Kampwirth (Bankbeamter)Lea Mekhméche (Johanna)Laurel Severin (Martin als Kind)Selestina Stanissavijevic (Clarissa als Kind)Julia Lorbeer (Bettina)Anna Bickhofer (Bea)

Director

Caroline Link

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Synopsis

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 clarinet very successfully. However 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.

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