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Children of a Lesser God

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Original title
Children of a Lesser God
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Mark Medoff, Hesper Anderson (Play: Mark Medoff)
Michael Convertino
John Seale
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Paramount Pictures
Drama | Melodrama. 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?
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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