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Sound of My Voice (2011)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  3 August 2012 (UK)
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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$36,134 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$405,614 (USA) (22 June 2012)
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Brit Marling wrote the role of Maggie with herself in mind to play the part. See more »

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When Peter & Lorna were blindfolded at the beginning of the film before being driven to Maggie's location for the first time, the blindfolds changed from being narrow to wide and then back to narrow again. See more »

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Peter Aitken: Somewhere in the valley, there is a woman living in a basement. She's actually amassing followers. these people believe that she will actually lead them to salvation, or whatever. And yes, she's dangerous - but we have to see this thing through. All the way.
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Sound of My Voice is Best of the Fest
6 April 2011 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at SXSW where it was playing following the film's premiere at Sundance. The film is about 2 documentary filmmakers who are determined to expose a cultleader, played by Brit Marling, as a fraud. The more time they spend with the cult, however, the more the filmmaker's relationship to each other is tested -- one continues to dismiss the cult as a hoax while the other considers the possibility, ever so slight, that the central claim of the cult leader may be true. Unlike many low-budget Indie films, the pacing was superb -- there was never a dull moment that made the film feel slow. This is partly due to the film's well-crafted suspense - we, as an audience, are constantly asking ourselves the same question that the protagonists ask: could the cult leader possibly be telling the truth? This film leaves you guessing until the end and when the answer is finally revealed, you are left with a desire for more. The only weakness is a few confusing scenes - (e.g., an FBI investigator debugs her hotel room without explanation. A young girl behaves strangely in class and its never revealed why.) According to interviews, director Zal Batmanglij is working on a trilogy that will continue the story -- very exciting news. Perhaps most satisfying about this film is that it shows that you can make a compelling story come to life on a shoe-string budget. I think this film would play well to mainstream audiences and it deserves a wider release.


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