Jobman (1988)

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Jobman (Kevin Smith) is not only deaf, but he was born without a tongue, rendering him definitively mute. To add to his tribulations, he is black and living in apartheid-era South Africa. His father was a preacher, which would normally confer a pretty high social rank on him, but he is, in the eyes of blacks and white alike, only capable of manual labor - which he shuns. Despite his multply outcaste situation, he has a (common-law) wife and child. After a particularly grievous beating he receives while in the city, he steals back to the veldt to pick up his family and becomes a renegade. Everyone but his old childhood friend takes up arms against him, and many of them die for their trouble.