A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Konstanze Dornhelm
Udo Samel ...
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Jürgen Tarrach ...
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Di Ding
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Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ...
Killer Moritz
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A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Jetzt ist schon wieder was passiert. (Now something has happened again.)

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24 September 2004 (Austria)  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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In one scene Brenner puts some empty beer boxes in piles to escape a cellar. Stiegl-beer is produced in Salzburg, where the movie is set, and its company logo are red stairs, which look just like the stairs Brenner builds out of the boxes. See more »

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When Berti meets Brenner at the festival hall it is heavily raining. A cut to a shot on Berti and suddenly the rain has stopped. See more »

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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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after a suicide starts investigate in the catholic church and at the "Salzburger- Festspiele"
6 October 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

i had seen all movies with Josef Hader and "silentium" is his best. I like the language of Vienna and the Austrian humor.

absolutely excellent movie!

Josef Hader is a great actor and he plays "Brenner" as an unrepeatable character. the movie plays with black humor with the catholic church, with some good blasphemy scenes, and on the other side with the conservatives of the Salzburger Festspiele. this is magnificent. this movie is art!! with great actors (e.g. Udo Samel, Jürgen Tarrach... etc.)

highly recommendable!


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