Le Pays des sourds

by Nicolas Philibert19911h39
with Jean-Claude Poulain, Babette Deboissy, Odile Ghermani, Denis Azra
3 formatsFrench6 subtitles languages

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...

  • year
    1991
  • nationality
    France
  • running time
    1h39
  • rights end
    17/06/2022
  • filming format
    35 mm
  • colour
    Colour
  • director of photography
    Frédéric Labourasse
  • distributor
    LES FILMS D'ICI
  • editing
    Guy Lecorne

Kit de ressources

  • 14media
  • 3technical resources
  • 1educational resource

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