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In the Land of the Deaf

In the Land of the Deaf

A Feature film by Nicolas Philibert

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 03/03/1993


    Anyone who has ever ventured to the "Land of the Deafs" will have been struck by the strangeness of the choreographed signs with which deaf people express themselves.
    Developed ages ago, these signs constitute a veritable language. As precise and subtle as speech, they are as effective as spoken language in making a declaration love or providing a detailed technical description.
    Jean-Claude, Jeanine, Eric, Cyril, Alain, Juliette, Guy, Aurélien and René have one thing in common - they are all profoundly deaf. So they dream, think and communicate in sign language. Which means that they see the world differently. Viewers embark with them on a discovery of the distant land of the deaf, where sight and touch assume enormous importance.
    This film is a narrative documentary, recounting a story based on these characters whose lives intersect. The story is their story, and viewers see the world through their eyes...

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    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Ici

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, La Sept Cinéma

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Lalou

    Screenwriter :

    Nicolas Philibert

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurette Monconduit, Eva Simonet

    Assistant Editor :

    Anja Lüdcke

    Assistant Director :

    Valéry Gaillard

    Director of Photography :

    Frédéric Labourasse

    Production manager :

    Françoise Buraux

    Editor :

    Guy Lecorne

    Sound Mixer :

    Julien Cloquet

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

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