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The Silence (2010) More at IMDbPro »Das letzte Schweigen (original title)

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The Silence -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Baran bo Odar (screenplay)
Jan Costin Wagner (novel)
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Release Date:
19 August 2010 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An outstanding crime, thriller from Germany See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ulrich Thomsen ... Peer Sommer
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Timo Friedrich

Katrin Saß ... Elena Lange (as Katrin Sass)

Sebastian Blomberg ... David Jahn

Burghart Klaußner ... Krischan Mittich
Karoline Eichhorn ... Ruth Weghamm
Roeland Wiesnekker ... Karl Weghamm
Jule Böwe ... Jana Gläser
Oliver Stokowski ... Matthias Grimmer

Claudia Michelsen ... 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
Johann Jürgens ... Georg
Liane Düsterhöft ... Nachbarin
Hildegard Schroedter ... Maria
Hilmar Eichhorn ... Tobias
Michael Dorn ... Sascha
Michaela Hanser ... Margot
Mathias Schullan ... Vorarbeiter (as Matthias Schullan)
Katrin Hansmeier ... Krankenschwester
Melina Fabian ... Marlina
Bruno Suhr ... Junge auf Schaukel
Victoria Herrmann ... Talkmasterin
Christof Schneider ... Taucher
Anja Rybiczka ... Sprecherin
Britta Nothnage ... Sprecherin
Ellen Heinle ... Sprecherin
Jannis Michel ... Sprecher
Noah Wiechers ... Sprecher
Robert Levin ... Sprecher
Yvonne Krause ... Sprecherin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johannes Suhm ... Falk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Baran bo Odar 
 
Writing credits
Baran bo Odar (screenplay)

Jan Costin Wagner (novel "Das Schweigen")

Produced by
Baran bo Odar .... co-producer
Christian Cloos .... commissioning editor: ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Frank Evers .... producer
Jantje Friese .... producer
Jana Götze .... junior producer
Doris Hepp .... commissioning editor: ZDF/arte
Andreas Hörl .... line producer
Maren Lüthje .... producer
Florian Schneider .... producer
Jörg Schulze .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamm  (as Pas de Deux)
Kris Steininger  (as Pas de Deux)
 
Cinematography by
Nikolaus Summerer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Rzesacz 
 
Casting by
Anja Dihrberg 
 
Production Design by
Christian M. Goldbeck 
Yesim Zolan 
 
Set Decoration by
Sabin Enste 
 
Costume Design by
Katharina Ost 
 
Makeup Department
Elke Lebender .... key makeup artist
Jeannette Latzelsberger .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jantje Friese .... production manager
Olaf Kirbach .... unit manager
Uli Kunz .... post-production supervisor
Niels Rinke .... post-production supervisor
Przemek Abraham .... set manager (uncredited)
Johannes Schuchardt .... set manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lars Gmehling .... first assistant director
Jana Swienty .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Daphne Tsaliki .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stefanie Arndt .... assistant set decorator
Marie Charlotte Matthaei .... stand-by props (as Marie-Charlotte Matthäi)
Tina Mursall .... property master (as Tina Mursal)
James Cowley .... set/prop builder (uncredited)
Maria Klingner .... assistant stand-by props (uncredited)
Stephan von Tresckow .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philipp Bitter .... dialogue editor
Johannes Doberenz .... sound mixer
Tom Korr .... re-recording mixer
Lutz Lassek .... boom operator
Stefan Schiminski .... boom operator
Christoph Ulbich .... sound designer
Jörg Klinkenberg .... foley artist (uncredited)
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Bartsch .... post-production supervisor: digital intermediate
Thomas Ramin .... post-production supervisor: digital intermediate
Stefan Ciupek .... digital intermediate consultant (uncredited)
Thomas Huber .... digital artist (uncredited)
Natalie Maximova .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Becker .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Max Brinkschulte .... second unit assistant camera
Jenny Bräuer .... second unit camera (as Jennifer Bräuer)
Wolfgang Dell .... gaffer
Max Knauer .... first assistant camera
Annika Speidel .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Treplin .... steadicam operator
Matthias Wallinger .... steadicam operator
Konstantin Wolkenstein .... second assistant camera
Jürgen Bauer .... electrician (uncredited)
Bastian Ehrl .... electrician (uncredited)
Raphael Fink .... best boy (uncredited)
Blair Reid .... electrician (uncredited)
Ingolf Schmidt .... electrician (uncredited)
Laura Stelzer .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Markus Thanner .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vincent von Tiedemann .... video operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nadine Marcouillié .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Nathalie Strobel .... dresser (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Natalie Maximova .... colorist (uncredited)
Jeff Yaworski .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Katja Gawrilow .... production assistant
Jana Götze .... production coordinator
Herbert Schwarze .... story editor
Susan Tröger .... production assistant
Mathias Braun .... location scout (uncredited)
Roland Gerhardt .... location scout (uncredited)
Christopher Huck .... assistant set manager (uncredited)
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Anne Kodura .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Manuela Mildner .... production accountant (uncredited)
Jakob Neuhaeusser .... location manager (uncredited)
Alex Ross .... script translator (uncredited)
Rich Shakocius .... script translator (uncredited)
Dorothea Trebs .... child supervisor (uncredited)
Vincent von Tiedemann .... location scout (uncredited)
Judith Weiler .... set runner (uncredited)
Patrick Zehrer .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Charly Hübner .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Das letzte Schweigen" - Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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Director Baran bo Odar has said that South Korean movie _Salinui chueok (2003)_ was a big inspiration for this movie.See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An outstanding crime, thriller from Germany, 2 July 2012
Author: Ajit Tiwari from India

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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