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The Silence (2010)
"Das letzte Schweigen" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  19 August 2010 (Germany)
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

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Peer Sommer
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Timo Friedrich
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Elena Lange (as Katrin Sass)
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David Jahn
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Krischan Mittich
Karoline Eichhorn ...
Ruth Weghamm
Roeland Wiesnekker ...
Karl Weghamm
Jule Böwe ...
Jana Gläser
Oliver Stokowski ...
Matthias Grimmer
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Julia Friedrich
Amon Robert Wendel ...
Malte
Kara McSorley ...
Laura
Anna Lena Klenke ...
Sinikka (as Anna-Lena Klenke)
Helene Luise Doppler ...
Pia (as Helene Doppler)
Eric Bouwer ...
Azubi Polizei
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

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Il était une fois un meurtre  »

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€2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,992 (USA) (8 March 2013)

Gross:

$99,654 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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The seemingly obvious reference to Fargo (1996), having Jule Böwe play a pregnant cop, is in fact not a reference. When she auditioned for the part it wasn't known she was pregnant. It wasn't until she got the part that she told the director she was three months pregnant, when she in fact was six months pregnant. In the end the director liked the idea and decided to write it into the script. See more »

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Silent Scream of Dispair
5 March 2014 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

Orderly, tidy, more than slightly boring German suburbia. Decent, law abiding, disciplined people, or so it seems at first sight. "Silence", brilliant German movie about crime without punishment. Or at least without legal consequences for a horrendous deed. And such a perfectly fitting title for this film. There is a lot of silence among these people. Some of it comes from loneliness, some from lack of communication, some from shameful secrets. But above all hangs the silent scream of despair. Such heartbreaking bottomless despair. The one that stretches with endless time of grief, regret or just empty nothing. All, the guilty and the innocent suffocating without the end in sight. Amazing film.


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