The Silence (1963) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • "The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ill -- would like to make a human connection also but cannot leave the hotel room. Traveling with the sisters is a small boy who escapes into the hotel, meets a troupe of dwarfs. Which sister is this little boy's mother?

    - Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>
  • While traveling back home by train, Anna, her son Johan and her sister Ester that is very ill have to stop in a foreign country in Timoka City and checking-in a hotel until Ester recovers from a crisis of her illness. Ester is a translator but she does not speak the language, therefore they need to communicate by gestures with the locals. Ester is cult and controller and Anna is still attractive and very promiscuous. They are emotionally separated and without any sibling's feelings; therefore each sister just speaks to hurt the other while Johan wanders in the empty corridors of the hotel.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Two sisters and 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel.

    - Written by Ulf Kjell Gür


When Bergman started shooting "The Silence," he explained that it was the final installment of his film trilogy...

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