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In The Land of The Deaf


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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Poulain
  • Directors: Nicolas Philibert
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: KINO INTERNATIONAL
  • DVD Release Date: May 24, 2011
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004R75LGU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,774 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Nicolas Philibert's documentary features hearing-impaired people of all ages and from all walks of life, focusing on the students and teachers in a French school for deaf children and exploring the personal lives of some of the pupils and various adults, including an actor, a sign-language teacher, and an engaged couple. Sensitive and fascinating, In the Land of the Deaf is a moving account of its subjects' lives.

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One man tells how his parents used to come by the orphanage (!)
FieldGuidetoQuilts
Sensitive and unobstrusive, good camera work, wonderful rhythm, great story telling, sense of humor, no axe to grind and thus all the more moving.
Tarcisius Schelbert
Those who are culturally deaf, will understand what this movie portrays, because they experienced it.
Karen Taylor

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By cpenner@ix.netcom.com on May 19, 1999
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I am a student of American Sign Language, and saw this movie in my class. I was surprised at my reaction to forcing the children to learn to speak. According to my instructor, who herself is deaf, this is very true to life. I recommend this movie to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing before making any decision about forcing a child to speak just so that they can be "normal".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Groft on January 10, 2006
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Although this film centers on Deafness in France, the closely related language, culture and people appeals to American audiences. "In the Land of the Deaf" is as moving and telling as any documentary on the Deaf World I have seen. Covering issues including: Deafness and the Arts, Oral Education, Total Communication, Cultural Divides, Abuse and Misunderstanding, Young Adult Life, and the Joys of Deaf Community and Successful Inter-cultural Relations...this film is a MUST SEE for members of every academic dicipline who claim some connection with humanity.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ro2x on August 5, 2008
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I have watched this film twice. What doesn't seize to surprise me is the soundtrack of it all. It may seem to be lacking music for the most part but I wish I had a recording of the sound of this film exactly as it is, it has a rythm that is hard for me to explain. I also enjoyed the many levels of good storytelling it has.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy T. on June 13, 2014
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In the land of the deaf the was not a good movie for deaf or hearing.. my husband is deaf and he could not understand it . And I could not understand it either.. would not buy it am sending it back
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I saw this documentary in 1992, and it has stayed with me for 15 years! I came to Amazon looking for a copy so I could watch it again.

The film is mostly interviews of French deaf people, and their comments are eye-openers. One man tells how his parents used to come by the orphanage (!) where they'd deposited him to take him to movies; he'd come back and tell the plot to the other deaf kids. Another woman talks about how she likes the sign for "head in the clouds," and demonstrates why (charming!). I think she's the same one who said she lived in a school for the deaf and could never figure out what happened to deaf people when they turned 18. Did they get taken somewhere? Did they die?

Highly recommended--obviously.
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By Frances W. Conover on July 5, 2014
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By Juan R. Gonzalez on April 14, 2014
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I love it beautiful and well made. I use every day. I recommend to all to purchase it. It is Ideal for a gift present.
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