Children of a Lesser God

13/01/1997
  |  Book Tickets: 07/06/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 13/01/1997
  |  Watch Now: 24/09/2008
  |  115 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

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.