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The Silent House (2010)
"La casa muda" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  4 March 2011 (Uruguay)
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The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an obscure secret, unharmed. Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there and repair the following morning. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down. Written by Anonymous

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Uruguay's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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La Casa Muda
12 October 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Based on the supposedly true events that took place during the late 1940s in a small village in Uruguay although no evidences or records to validate these claims exist & shot in a manner so as to provide an illusion of being entirely filmed in one single take, The Silent House (also known as La Casa Muda) had a promising premise but is unfortunately marred by its own messy plot.

The story of The Silent House follows Laura, who with her father settles down in a cottage they're supposed to renew in order to make it ready for sale. The two decide to spend the night there so that they can start repairing it early in the morning. An inexplicable sound in the upper floor wakes them up & before the night is over, they're torn apart by a dark secret that waits there.

The sense of doom this film is able to generate in the first half is quite effective with expert use of minimum lighting, sound & unpredictability but it all goes for a toss once the director decides to gamble by introducing a major plot twist which turns out to be so lazy, uninspired & stupid that it eventually ends up destroying everything the film had build up to that point.

And its claim of being shot in a single take also doesn't hold up too as the plethora of dark scenes & the limitation of camera used to shoot it gives out the moments where clever edits were masked. The background score is a plus here, the dialogues are poor, character development is nearly non-existent but the effort from the leading lady is still commendable to quite an extent.

On an overall scale, shot on a shoestring budget & coming from the film industry that doesn't have much of an international presence, The Silent House is a technically brilliant Uruguayan film that uses its horror elements very nicely & could've gone places if that plot-hole inducing twist hadn't existed. The overall storyline may not have much of a flesh but horror fanatics will still find something to like about it.

P.S. Its English language remake is Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen.


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