Children of a Lesser God(Movie, 1986)

| 1h 59min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
Children of a Lesser GodRating: 3.5/5 (with 104104 votes)
Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 American romantic drama film directed by Randa Haines from a screenplay written by Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff based on Medoff's 1979 play of the same name. It stars William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, and Philip Bosco. The film's narrative follows two employees at a school for the deaf; a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship. Children of a Lesser God premiered at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival, where it competed for the Golden Bear, while Haines received a Special Silver Bear. It was theatrically released on October 3, 1986 by Paramount Pictures to critical and commercial success. Reviewers praised Haines's direction, its screenplay, and most notably the performances o... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Children of a Lesser God

Academy Award for Best Actress National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

About Children of a Lesser God

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, 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.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Maine
Based on the work of: Mark Medoff ("Children of a Lesser God")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 17 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/03/1986 (World premiere: 09/13/1986)
Director: Randa Haines
Producer: Burt Sugarman
Screenwriter: Mark Medoff
Film Editor: Lisa Fruchtman
Director of Photography: John Seale
Costume designer: Renée April
Production Designer: Gene Callahan
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Te amaré en silencio"
Revenue: 31,853,080 USD
Aspect Ratio: widescreen

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