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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since her teens, and her work on behalf of other deaf-blind people, this film shows how the deaf-blind struggle to understand and accept a world from which they are almost wholly isolated.

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  1. Werner Herzog

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. FS

    Fini Straubinger

  2. HF

    Heinrich Fleischmann

  3. VK

    Vladimir Kokol

  4. MB

    M. Baaske

  5. RM

    Resi Mittermeier

  6. Werner Herzog

    Werner Herzog

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Original Title Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 8, 1973



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