Beyond Silence (German: Jenseits der Stille) is a 1996 German film directed by Caroline Link. The film tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents. Laura herself is hearing and is fluent in sign language. Even as a young child, she serves as an interpreter for her parents in many situations. For example, she interprets at a credit negotiation at the bank, although not always completely truthfully.