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

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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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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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19 August 2010 (Germany)  »

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Das letzte Schweigen  »

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€2,300,000 (estimated)

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

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$99,654 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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An outstanding crime, thriller from Germany
2 July 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

When the bicycle of a 13-year-old Sinikka is discovered in the exact same wheat field where a heinous murder/rape took place 23 years prior, retired police detective Krischan senses that the two crimes are connected, and vows to bring the killer to justice. The fact that Krischan was unable to catch the killer two decades prior still haunts him to this very day, but perhaps with the help of ambitious young officer David, this time he will find a way to bring closure to the case. Later, as the investigation begins and a sweltering summer heat wave washes over the town, the young victim's parents begin to experience an overwhelming sense of dread concerning a clean cut husband and father who had recently visited their home.

This slow-paced thriller is stunning by all means. The characterization is very well done and cinematography is amazing showing the semi-rural countryside of Germany, the camera angles are fantastic explaining many things about the characters.

The narration is amazing because it has so many ends to tie and agony of the characters has been portrayed impeccably. The direction is watertight; everything is well placed and told significantly.

An original thriller from Swiss born Baran bo Odar, kudos to him.

Recommended to quality cinema lovers.

8/10


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