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The Quiet (2005)

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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.


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Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Her family betrayed her trust. Now she's breaking her silence. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dot  »

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,546 (USA) (25 August 2006)


$381,186 (USA) (15 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


An alternate scene of Dot witnessing Paul in bed with Nina through the gap in Nina's bedroom door, can be glimpsed in the trailer. See more »


In Nina's bedroom, the picture on the wall of her and Michelle is straight, then crooked, then straight again. See more »


[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »


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Written by Johanna Rachel Fateman and Kathleen Hanna
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User Reviews

2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I walked into this movie thinking it would suck based on reviews. I was surprised that it actually was interesting and provocative. I think some people might have trouble handling the subject matter and the fact that it's treated with equal parts seriousness and humor. But uncomfortable laughter to me is the sign of a movie that actually pushes some of our buttons and that's a good thing. The cast here is wonderful, in particular Elisha Cuthbert, who proves she can act and Katy Mixon, who nails the bitchy teen banter that can be so typical in other movies. The direction is heavy handed at times but the humor does a good job of undercutting the heavy atmopshere. The ending does have some problems which I won't post here since I don't want to give anything away, but overall I think any movie that manages to be this disturbing is worth a look. I suspect this film will be re-evaluated when its time has come.

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