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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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Peer Sommer
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...
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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Il était une fois un meurtre  »

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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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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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Stunning German Thriller
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This stunning first German film from Swiss director Baran bo Odar is on the taboo English subject of Paedophiles. The film opens with a rape and murder of an 11 year old girl in a beautiful but deadly cornfield, her body thrown in to a lake.Forward 23 years and the same thing happens in the same place.This is not a who is the child molester film you know or think you do from the start. The ending is just jaw dropping. If you liked the Danish thriller The Killing or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or the other recent Australian film Snowtown this is the film for you.It is very bleak and in places hard to watch due to the subject but if you can manage that this is a must see. The acting by all the cast of which i knew no one is brilliant.The film looks stunning all of it's 120 mins. There is no let up at all.A must see for those of you with guts of steel.


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