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Silentium (2004)

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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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Josef Hader ...
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Joachim Król ...
Sportpräfekt Fitz
Maria Köstlinger ...
Konstanze Dornhelm
Udo Samel ...
Festspielpräsident
Jürgen Tarrach ...
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Di Ding
Georg Friedrich ...
Hausmeister Josef
Anne Bennent ...
Apothekerin
Luka Omoto ...
Jungfrau
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Inspektor Stronegger
Joachim Bißmeier ...
Regens
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Killer Max
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ...
Killer Moritz
Christoph Schlingensief ...
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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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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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While the story is set in the summer, in the last scene, when the car leaves Salzburg, some snow can be seen on the roofs of the houses surrounding the road. See more »

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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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not as good as the book
24 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Silentium is a very funny book and made me laugh out loud, (which very few books do). I was curious how it could possibly translate into a film, as so much of the humour in all of Wolf Haas's Simon Brenner novels comes comes from the prose style and the clever, dry, often very politically incorrect, comments of the narrator. And in the end, a lot of that humour was lost in the film. The film still had the amusing situation and black comedy of the book (even if the plot had been slightly rewritten) and some of the narrator's comments were included, but it was funny more in a sort of slapstick way, whereas the book is witty.


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