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A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

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Deaf Girl
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Joyce Chandler
Ted Bardy ...
Phil
Sarah Bloom ...
Jogger
Michelle Carano ...
Naomi
Jennifer Carter ...
New Tenant
Douglas Crosby ...
Veteran Cop
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Larry
Jeridette Donaldson ...
Margaret's Assistant
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Hank
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Young Detective
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Chief Copy Editor
Craig Gass ...
Deaf Man
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Young Cop
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Sheila (as Nikki Hansen)
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Joyce Chandler (Trish Goff), a young divorced woman and recovering alcoholic, moves into a Manhattan apartment that seems a bit too secluded to be true. It is: Upstairs lives Charlotte Bancroft (Ally Sheedy), a woman with a wall of obliviousness who can turn even an 'apology' into a guilt trip, Charlotte persists in making Joyce's nighttime hours a living hell. As the torture continues, Joyce starts to lose her grip on her job, her health and her sanity. It's a heck of a price to pay for having your own place. Written by Anonymous

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What would you do for a good night's sleep?

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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31 January 2004 (USA)  »

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In the closing scene, Joyce is walking from the police station. There's a shot of her from the window which cuts back to the policeman standing in that window. When we see her again, she's not as far along on the sidewalk as she was when they first showed her. See more »

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Older Detective: Look at her go, like all the demons of hell are after her.
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Thought Provoking
29 March 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

You'll love this film if you are looking for something different. This film defies the predictable and carries the viewer into a plot free to surprise us giving us a satisfying cerebral experience. Noise has the complexity, the nuance, the depth, of some of the best films I've seen. I highly recommend it to those looking for a change of pace from your typical Hollywood film. Trish Goff's performance was remarkable considering this was her first effort and she is literally in every scene. Ally Sheedy was fantastic as the antagonist.

The script introduces us to idiosyncratic characters, dialogue with an ear for the vulgar and the literate. The pace of the editing were dead-on. The music and sound design were perfect.


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