Beyond Silence


1h 50m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Set in a small town in southern Germany, a tale which chronicles the life of a young girl whose parents are deaf. Since earliest childhood, Lara has been the bridge between her parents and the outside world. One day, Lara is given a clarinet by her aunt Clarissa, an attractive woman with a zest for

Film Details

Also Known As
Au-dela du silence, Jenseits der Stille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Claussen & Woebke Filmproduktion; Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Academy Distribuzione; Buena Vista International; Cinemien; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Les Films De L'Elysee; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set in a small town in southern Germany, a tale which chronicles the life of a young girl whose parents are deaf. Since earliest childhood, Lara has been the bridge between her parents and the outside world. One day, Lara is given a clarinet by her aunt Clarissa, an attractive woman with a zest for life. This gift opens her mind to the wondrous world of music and begins the process of leaving the safe haven of her family behind. Lara's passion for the clarinet causes a rift between her love for her parents and her newfound love of music. As a result, she begins to understand that her unusual childhood does not have to throw a dark shadow over her life; rather, her experience is the well from which she derives strength.

Crew

Steffi Abel

Other

Claudia Becker

Titles

Jan Bennert

Sound Effects Recordist

Susann Bieling

Production Designer

Laure Boussard

Other

Tschangis Chahrokh

Mixer

Ora Bat Chaim

Music ("Elokim Eli Ata")

Jakob Claussen

Producer

Annabel Dashwood

Other

Sarah Duve

Script Supervisor

Natascha Eikmeier

Other

Chris Evert

Unit Production Manager

Dino Fekaris

Song ("I Will Survive")

Sylvia Fricker

Song ("You Were On My Mind")

Joo Furst

Sound Effects

Gloria Gaynor

Song Performer ("I Will Survive")

Max Geller

Other

Sabine Gossner

Sign Language Coach

Cristel Graf

Script Advisor

Sebastian Grobler

Assistant Director

Heidrun Haensch

Continuity

Rosemarie Hasenhutl

Sign Language Coach

Margarethe Heitmuller

2nd Assistant Director

Michael Heitzler

Other

Verena Herfurth

Set Unit Production Manager

Karin Hoppe

Adr Supervisor

Risa Kes

Casting

Constanze Knapp

Wardrobe

Michael Kreindl

1st Assistant Director

Emmanuelle Laborit

Other

Lutz Lemke

Other

Caroline Link

Screenwriter

Claudia Loewe

Production Manager

Tom Martin

Associate Producer

Sylvia Bartsch Mayer

Adr Editor

Bill Moody

Other

Heidi Moser-neumayr

Key Makeup

Iris Muller

Makeup

George Naschke

Music Coordinator

Sigi Naschke

Music Coordinator

Nessie Nesslauer

Casting (Children)

Dieter Nobbe

Executive Producer (Roxy Film)

Frederick Perren

Song ("I Will Survive")

Claduio Puntin

Other

Uli Putz

Executive Producer

Gunter Puttrich Reignard

Sign Language Coach

Niki Reiser

Music

David Rodgers

Script Advisor

Gernot Roll

Director Of Photography

Patricia Rommel

Editor

Martin Schmassmann

Associate Producer

Ivo Schmid

Bass

Jochen Schmidt

Music

Andreas Schreitmuller

Associate Producer

Howie Seago

Other

David Seghezzo

Other

Beth Serlin

Screenwriter

Regina Spreer

Continuity

Crispian St Peters

Song Performer ("You Were On My Mind")

Thomas Strebel

Music Recorder & Mixer

Brigitta Tauchner

Sound Effects Editor

Christina Undritz

Associate Producer

Katharina Von Martius

Costume Designer

Andreas Von Wangenheim

Guitar

Luggi Waldleitner

Producer

Thomas Woebke

Producer

Andreas Wolki

Sound Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Au-dela du silence, Jenseits der Stille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Claussen & Woebke Filmproduktion; Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Academy Distribuzione; Buena Vista International; Cinemien; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Les Films De L'Elysee; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1997

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Tokyo Grand Prize and the winner of the best screenplay award at the 1997 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Winner of the Air Canada People's Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 1997 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Winner of the Gold Plaque for special mention at the 1997 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States Summer June 5, 1998

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.

Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 22 - May 3,

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.

Shown at Goteborg Film Festival in Goteborg, Sweden January 30 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 2-7, 1998.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) November 1-10, 1997.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Feature directorial debut for Caroline Link.

1998.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Goteborg Film Festival in Goteborg, Sweden January 30 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 2-7, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer June 5, 1998 (NY, LA)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) November 1-10, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown in New York City (MoMA) as part of program "Recent Films from Germany" November 1-16, 1997.)