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Children of a Lesser God

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Original title
Children of a Lesser God
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson (Play: Mark Medoff)
Music
Michael Convertino
Cinematography
John Seale
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Disability. Impaired Hearing. Education. Schools & University
Synopsis / Plot
James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?
Awards
1986: Oscar: Best Actress (Marlee Matlin). 5 Nominations
1986: BAFTA Awards: Nominated Best Screenplay - Adapted
1986: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1986: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1987: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Outstanding Artistic Contribution
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