You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Movies

Local films, festivals, and faces

Deaf gangsters? Comedy ‘Conned’ gives it a shot

There’s never been a Boston crime movie quite like “Conned.” A comedy shot in and around Boston, it’s about gangsters who happen to be deaf.

“Conned,” which screens at Sunday afternoon at the Somerville Theatre and will be available on DVD and video on demand Tuesday, was written and directed by Arthur Luhn, a Boston University graduate who lives in Randolph. Luhn, who was born deaf, wanted to make a film in which deaf characters figure prominently in a story that has nothing to do with their deafness. “I find most crime movies dreary and depressing. I wanted to do something completely different,” says Luhn, signing through an interpreter. “It’s empowering because there’s no reason for the characters to be deaf in the film. They just are.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week