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3.9
48 Ratings

The Country of the Deaf

Strana glukhikh

Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy
France, 1998
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Moscow 1998. Rita is on the run because her boyfriend can’t pay his mafia gambling debts. Jaja, a deaf nightclub dancer, offers Rita a place to hide. Rita finds herself involved in another kind of underground society – that of the deaf.

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The Country of the Deaf Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1998

Chicago International Film Festival

1998

Seattle International Film Festival

1998 | Winner: New Director's Showcase Award

Brussels Film Festival

1999

What are people saying?

  • AyynaMkay's rating of the film The Country of the Deaf

    well, to begin with this is a fully russian film, it has a russian mind, a russian way of thinking, a russian behaviour and a russian soul. at first, it may appear that, like everything russian, it has tendency to overact and overexpose. however, as the movie progresses it turns out it has been hiding it aces till the very end. to impress you, to move you. like everything that is russian.