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222 Ratings

Children of a Lesser God

Directed by Randa Haines
United States, 1986
Drama, Romance


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?

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Children of a Lesser God Directed by Randa Haines

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1987 | 3 wins including: Outstanding Artistic Achievement

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1987 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1986 | Nominee: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Adapted

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