"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ill -- would like to make a human connection also but cannot leave the hotel room. Traveling with the sisters is a small boy who escapes into the hotel, meets a troupe of dwarfs. Which sister is this little boy's mother?
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Winner Swedish Film Academy Award Best Film of the Year 1963
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Did You Know?
The language in the movie is Gun Grut Bergman's creation. She was a translator and linguist in Slavic languages. The name of the city, which is indicated first in the train's speaker, and then by Anna, as Timoka, is a real word however. Bergman found it in a book in Estonian on the bookshelf of his wife Käbi Laretei
. When he asked what it meant, she replied "belonging to the hangman". See more
[points to a sign
What does that mean?
I don't know.
According to a "Playboy" magazine interview with Ingmar Bergman conducted in 1964, "almost two minutes" were removed from the film's "erotic scenes" for its US release. See more
Sing, Baby, Sing
Written by Lew Pollack
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