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Speechless

Poul Rude, Denmark, 1990

22 min.DK/Documentary

A film about verbally speechless, mentally handicapped people's way of communicating with each other and their surroundings. Pictures, sound and music search for a way into the universe of psychoses. The beginning of the film is a poem written by Gustav Munch-Petersen:

Great happiness,
great happiness they've got,
born in the lowest land.
You see them everywhere
wandering-loving-weeping,
they go everywhere,
but in their hands they carry small things
from the last land.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Tale uden ord - en film om det ordløse menneske
Danish title Tale uden ord - en film om det ordløse menneske
Other titles En film om det ordløse menneske
Keywords mentally disabled, The, Communication, Special education, Denmark, 1990-1999
Director Poul Rude
Screenplay Poul Rude
Producer Robin Schmidt
Director of Photography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor Henrik Fleischer
Composer Henrik Hytteballe, Kim Jeppesen
Appearances Jørgen Cotek Jensen, Michael Henge, Clodin Lachin Chamaki
Production country Denmark
Production company Robin Film Production
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 16 mm, color
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company Robin Film Production
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Poul Rude

Script

Script Poul Rude

Production

Producer Robin Schmidt

Cinematography

Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle

Editing

Editing Henrik Fleischer

Music

Music Henrik Hytteballe
Music Kim Jeppesen

Appearance

Appearance Jørgen Cotek Jensen
Appearance Michael Henge
Appearance Clodin Lachin Chamaki

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
2nd Prize, Best Documentary 1992 Cairo Ismailia Film Festival 1992
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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