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Subtitled trailer for:
Children of a Lesser God (1986)

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Film information

Based on: The play by Mark Medoff

Story: An idealistic teacher of the deaf (William Hurt) becomes fascinated by a young, deaf-mute woman (Marlee Maitlin) who works as a janitor at his school. Angry and frustrated with the hearing world, she refuses to learn to lip-read - until the teacher comes into her life. Maitlin, who is herself deaf, won the Best Actress award for this role, her debut - the film was nominated for five.

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco, Alison Gompf, John Basinger, William D. Byrd, Frank Carter Jnr, John F. Cleary, Georgia Ann Cline, Bob Hiltermann, Philip Holmes, E. Katherine Kerr, John Limnidis

Directed by: Randa Haines

Music by: Michael Convertino

Produced by: Patrick Palmer

Written by: Hesper Anderson

DVD releases of this film:

Children of a Lesser God (1986) (Deleted) subtitled trailer available£3.99