The Silent One (1984)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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When a strange child turns up on a beach, he is taken in by Luisa (Pat Evison), one of the local villagers. Given the name Jonasi (Telo Malese), the boy is referred to as "the silent one" by the locals when it is discovered that he seems to be unable to hear or speak. Feared and shunned by the villagers, Jonasi spends his days on the beach, where he mysteriously appeared, playing with an albino sea turtle.

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friendship, animal, boy, coming-of-age, deafness, mute, outcast, relationship, sea, swimming, teenagers, turtle