Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille) DVD - 1998 German film directed by Caroline Link. Nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. Beyond Silence is a tender look at the rift which develops between a young girl and her deaf parents as she and her interest in the clarinet grow. Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature she becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. However her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions. Stars Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb and Howie Seago. Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality. 109 minutes.