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In The Land of the Deaf [DVD]


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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Poulain, Abou Bakar, Anh Tuan, Betty, Florent
  • Directors: Nicolas Philibert
  • Writers: Nicolas Philibert
  • Producers: Serge Lalou
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Second Run
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A16HTC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,968 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1994 Bombay International Documentary Film Festival – Best Non-Fiction Film.

1993 San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate winner.

1992 Entrevues Film Festival – Grand Prix French Film.

The films and methods of Nicolas Philibert, maker of Etre et avoir, have shown him to be one of contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed documentarists. In The Land of the Deaf is an elegantly spare and thoughtful portrait of the rich, diverse, but often isolated culture of the deaf community. Each frame is imbued with a profoundly human compassion and he achieves remarkable intimacy with his subjects as they go about their daily lives. In The Land of the Deaf has tremendous power and value: it educates and transports us, in a very pleasurable way, to another way of occupying this world, and it does so in an unrushed, intelligent fashion.

Review

" A brilliantly perceptive view of deaf peoples lives" -- The Daily Telegraph

" Go see this film... thrilling" -- Le Figaro

" One of the best documentaries in recent years" -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Must not be missed" -- Le Point

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HS on 24 Aug 2005
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A wonderful film. I loved Etre et avoir and bought this on a friends recommendation. It is similar to the later film in feel. It is an unobtrusive look at the deaf in France. The director really does have a way of putting you right in with these people and into their world. It's some kind of magic they way you engage with them straight away (which is really weird when you consider that I don't speak French and can't sign). Like in Etre et Avoir the teacher is an inspiration and Florent is the cutest kid ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arlen Foster on 2 Aug 2005
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What a wonderful film. Highly recommended. Bursting with warmth and humour.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allyson Jones on 24 Dec 2012
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In the land of the Deaf... was bit disppointed that the languages is French, but I have to work out to give one of my friend who keen French for Christmas present..

Wish the detail of this DVD more clarify either English or French.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
An interesting look into the Deaf culture. 20 May 1999
By cpenner@ix.netcom.com - Published on Amazon.com
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".
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding! 10 Jan 2006
By Andrew Groft - Published on Amazon.com
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.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A very sensible film: 6 Aug 2008
By Ro2x - Published on Amazon.com
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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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in the land of the deaf 14 Jun 2014
By Judy T. - Published on Amazon.com
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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
Amazing, Wonderful, Memorable film 14 Oct 2007
By FieldGuidetoQuilts - Published on Amazon.com
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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