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The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1997 (USA)
A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Complete credited cast:
Celine O'Leary ...
Mother
Paul Blackwell ...
Father
Chloe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson ...
Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham ...
Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford ...
Workman
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Carpet Cleaner
Peter Green ...
Carpet Cleaner
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Sometimes silence speaks volumes. See more »

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements involving a child affected by domestic discord | See all certifications »
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Colors are quite important in this movie. The girl feels empty, alone, when she's surrounded and dressed in blue. Whenever people are happy, they're red, e.g. in the end when the girl starts talking, she suddenly wears a very red sweater, in stead of the usual blue clothes See more »

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[first lines]
Girl Age 7: Hey diddle diddle, the cow did a piddle behind the kitchen door. The little dog laughed to see such fun, so the cat did a little bit more.
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Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella by Chloe Ferguson with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Phoebe Ferguson with modified lyrics
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Great Movie
31 May 2002 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

It was this movie which really opened my eyes to the possibilities of one movie can bring.

This is a masterpiece which really brings up the feelings, I mean that sort of tension without word. The girl simply closes herself off, while she wants to speak, in her heart, but none of her parents understand.

I was very touched by this movie this is a very great piece of work by Rolf, a classic, I'm looking forward to see "The old man who read love stories" and more of his work in the future.

I'd recommend this movie to absolutely everyone, be warned though you have to be more patience while watching.


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