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Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes (2017)

Sign Gene (original title)
The first generation of deaf superheroes with superpowers through the use of sign language.


Emilio Insolera


Emilio Insolera


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Insolera ... Tom Clerc
Benjamin Bahan Benjamin Bahan ... Hugh Denison
Hiroshi Vava Hiroshi Vava ... Tatsumi Fuwa
Danny Gong Danny Gong ... Ken Wong
Susan Mather Susan Mather ... Miss D
Carola Insolera Carola Insolera ... Kate Massieu
Humberto Insolera Humberto Insolera ... Jux Clerc
Nobuyuki Motte Nobuyuki Motte
Jesse Thomas Jesse Thomas ... Oliver Veditz
Naoki Harada Naoki Harada ... Inspector Shimamoto Yasunori
Iseki Reida Iseki Reida
M. Cristina Drovetta Insolera M. Cristina Drovetta Insolera ... Linda E. Clerc
Hitomi Sasaki Hitomi Sasaki
Irina Arsentieva Irina Arsentieva ... Carole Williamson
Akihiro Hataya Akihiro Hataya


The first generation of deaf superheroes with superpowers through the use of sign language.

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Fourth great-grandson of Laurent Clerc See more »




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Italy | Japan

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Osaka, Japan See more »


Box Office


EUR25,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pluin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Color (HDCAM)
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Originally starting out as a short film, it garnered such a groundswell of interest with people offering to become involved, that Insolera, upon realizing it had the legs for a shot at the big time, had to rewrite the script into a feature-length. See more »

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A Whole New Way
12 February 2018 | by polidoromariaSee all my reviews

The content is incredibly rich and presents several references to deaf culture, deaf history and sign language linguistics. The narrative approach is unusual, it presents a whole new way of editing the film. It got several quickly intercutting images typical of the post-modern era of speed. A real cult film made by a real cinephile.

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