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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Fell
Mj Vandivier ...
Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
Jo Baker ...
Steve Uzzell ...
Mr. Piln
Officer Jim
Rudy Costa ...
Police Officer
Diane Quest ...
Newscaster #1


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Thriller

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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jamie Babbit has stated in an interview that Thora Birch was originally chosen to play the role of Dot. See more »


While Dot is strangling Paul, some blood drops fall on the front of Nina's neck. In next shots of the strangling, the blood drops switches from the front of Nina's neck to the side then it switches back again to the front. See more »


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


Piano Sonata #14 Opus 27, No. 2 'Moonlight', Adagio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Camilla Belle
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User Reviews

Offbeat Award
4 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is very different from everything else out there, which is one reason why it has gotten so much attention here on IMDb. Some love it, some hate it, just like every movie. The subject matter is not the most appealing to the public, but I think that it gives the movie character. Looking back I can see many of the things that should have been changed, but the movie is a break out. A different type of movie, it is so different than everything else out there. It is original, and out-there.

When watching this film you MUST be open-minded. Do not look at any of the negative reviews and watch the movie fresh of mind. If you know everything that is going to happen it makes it less entertaining too. If you have no clue what the movie was about I think it also gives it that much more of a sharper edge.

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