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The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1997 (USA)
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writer:

Rolf de Heer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Celine O'Leary Celine O'Leary ... Mother
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Father
Chloe Ferguson Chloe Ferguson ... Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson Phoebe Ferguson ... Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham Kate Greetham ... Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford Todd Telford ... Workman
Peter Ferris ... Carpet Cleaner
Peter Green Peter Green ... Carpet Cleaner
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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What do you do with adults that behave like children ? See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements involving a child affected by domestic discord | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | Italy | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La habitación silenciosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The period of principal photography on this picture ran for about five weeks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Girl Age 7: Hey diddle diddle, the cow did a piddle behind the kitchen door. The little dog laughed to see such fun, so the cat did a little bit more.
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Soundtracks

Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella by Chloe Ferguson with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Phoebe Ferguson with modified lyrics
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From a mother's point of view
29 April 1999 | by Eljay-3See all my reviews

This movie opened my eyes and got me down to a 7 year old's level. Actually I should say up to a 7 year old's level, in this movie the adults seemed more childish than the child!

It was great to see life in a not so harmonious household from the child's point of view! So many things I've heard myself say to my own child, the mother in the film said and I swear I will always think before speaking to my kids!

It's a very original and thought provoking movie - I recommend it to everyone!


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