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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Drama

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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Trivia

Both of the then young actresses, Chloe Ferguson and Phoebe Ferguson, later also both appeared the following year in director Rolf de Heer's 'Epsilon' (aka 'Alien Visitor') (1997). 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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Connections

Featured in The Movie Show: Episode dated 11 May 1997 (1997) See more »

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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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A miraculous visit into the mind of a child
24 November 1999 | by sarvSee all my reviews

I got "The Quiet Room" on the basis of the cover in the video store. It was a risk and a risk that was absolutely worth taking.

There are few films that attempt to understand the thinking of a kid. There are even fewer films that have an actor that can portray it. In this film there are both.

There is nothing cutesy here. The girl, a seven year old, has decided not to speak because of the conflict between her parents. That's essentially it. But there is so much in the honesty of the child's monologue that resonates with any person who has been a child trying to understand the irrational world of grownups.

This film is brilliant.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La habitaci√≥n silenciosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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