A magical, informative and entertaining documentary of the highest order, In the Land of the Deaf brings a whole new meaning to the concept of foreign language film by exploring sign language and the lives of deaf people in France.
Nugget: on a par with Être et avoir.
Please go to FilmExposed to read this review.
See also Every Little Thing (1997) by the same director, Nicolas Philibert.
[Update: Friday 17 June 2011: looks like FilmExposed is no more, so that link is broken.]