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Broken Silence (1995)

A Carthusian monk, Fried Adelphi, dedicated to silence and meditation for the last 25 years, tells his story (to priest, Michael Moriarty, in a minor role). His order sends him to Indonesia... See full summary »

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Wolfgang Panzer

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Wolfgang Panzer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Huber Martin Huber ... Fried Adelphi
Ameenah Kaplan ... Ashaela
Michael Moriarty ... Father Mulligan
Colonel Kapoor Colonel Kapoor ... Director of immigrations
Ligia Thomson Ligia Thomson ... Woman in confessional
Jitender Singh Jitender Singh ... Taxi driver in Dehli
N. Palani N. Palani ... Riksha driver in Dehli
Anil Kumar Gupta Anil Kumar Gupta ... Turist hustler in Jaipur
A.K. Gupta A.K. Gupta ... Receptionist at hotel in Jaipur (as Mrs A.K. Gupta)
Naresh Bahadur Ale Naresh Bahadur Ale ... Bahadur
Babo Khan Babo Khan ... Young singer in desert
Ramesh Bhatt Ramesh Bhatt ... Young musician in desert
Champo Lal Champo Lal ... Young musician in desert
Baby Raise Baby Raise ... Young musician in desert
Baby Niyal Baby Niyal ... Sleeping dancer in desert
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A Carthusian monk, Fried Adelphi, dedicated to silence and meditation for the last 25 years, tells his story (to priest, Michael Moriarty, in a minor role). His order sends him to Indonesia to request the extension of their cloister's lease. En route to Jakarta, he experiences claustrophobia and de-planes in New Delhi, India. Without contacts or any worldly knowledge, he fortunately is reunited with his fellow passenger, Ashaela, the wallet thief. Unaware of her indiscretion, Fried allows Ashaela to help him find his way to Jakarta. Written by Anonymous

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A great movie that is not generally available.
9 December 2008 | by sotan-1See all my reviews

If this movie were available, I am sure that it would be far more popular. It is a quite wonderful movie with a story unlike any other I have seen. A monk who has been cloistered most of his life, living in silence, must fly from France to Indonesia to get a signature to renew the property lease for his monastery. The poor fellow is quite unfamiliar with modern ways and to make matters worse, he develops claustrophobia on the plane and exits at its first stop - in India. His seat-mate, a savvy young black woman from New York, becomes his traveling companion. Yes, it is a road movie, but not a run of the mill road movie. This is a movie about decent people trying to do the decent thing in trying circumstances. The performances are wonderful, the scenery exotic, and the story full of emotional nuance as we watch two very different people learn to appreciate each other. I watched this in Austria - a friend had a videotape. To date, I have been unable to find this available on DVD. A shame, because it deserves wider recognition.


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Switzerland

Language:

English | French | Swiss German

Release Date:

11 July 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Ende des Schweigens See more »

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