Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille) Reviews

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Super Reviewer
March 5, 2007
Beautiful film...
cosmo313
Super Reviewer
July 12, 2006
This is a beautiful film in almost every aspect imaginable. This is the type of film that, since it is a foreign film, makes me dislike American films because this one doesn't have to rely on copious amounts of language, sex, or violence to be a good entertaining film that people will go and see.
Super Reviewer
½ June 7, 2009
Wonderful, quiet film about being yourself.
½ November 20, 2012
Worthy of its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film that year.
August 2, 2012
Stunningly photographed with beautiful musical performances, 'Beyond Silence' lacks a gripping script and the top-notch acting that it needs to make it a real winner. A little disappointing but still watchable.
September 20, 2011
The description of the film above stinks terribly. Plus major actor like that for Martin is not in the listing, but minor actors are. Why are Hearing actors more important than Deaf ones?!!
Lara's parents are not deaf and dumb, but just deaf. They are not dumb and are very expressive. Using sign language does not make them dumb. Only an idiot would say that. The sign language they use is not International Sign Language, but German Sign Language. Another idiotic label of their sign language!
The problem between the father of Lara and his sister does not originate from sibling rivalry, but from the unjust punishment he received from his audist father when he laughs out loud at the odd facial movements of a singer during a musical performance. The prejudices that this family has are not locally bound, but are widespread in countries all over the world. This is called audism, a mindset of hearing as the ultima ration of human existence, from which prejudices and discriminations against deaf people emanate.

Hartmut
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