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Silent Hill (2006)

R | | Horror | 21 April 2006 (USA)
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A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writer:

Roger Avary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Radha Mitchell ... Rose Da Silva
Sean Bean ... Christopher Da Silva
Laurie Holden ... Cybil Bennett
Deborah Kara Unger ... Dahlia Gillespie
Kim Coates ... Officer Thomas Gucci
Tanya Allen ... Anna
Alice Krige ... Christabella
Jodelle Ferland ... Sharon / Alessa
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Archivist
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Old Mechanic
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Sister Margaret
Derek Ritschel Derek Ritschel ... Young Police Officer
Amanda Hiebert Amanda Hiebert ... Gas Attendant
Nicky Guadagni ... Distressed Woman
Maxine Dumont ... Christabella's Aide
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Storyline

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. Written by Pel Par

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centralia See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Special Edition Blu-ray) (Canada only)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dancer/choreographer Roberto Campanella not only played as creatures Pyramid Head, the tortured Janitor, and Colin (the janitor from 30 years ago), he was also movement coordinator for all of the creatures and oversaw how they performed the movements for their respective characters (i.e. Grey Child, Dark Nurses and Armless Man). See more »

Goofs

Early on as Rose is chasing Alessa/Sharon through the deserted streets of Silent Hill, she is seen passing by outside an open garage door. The camera is located inside the garage looking out. There is a blue sedan (Plymouth Valiant?) seen on the opposite side of the street. The sedan is sitting in front of a number of other garages.

Immediately after, Rose is seen passing the same blue sedan and garages this time with the camera located behind her looking down the street in the direction of her travel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rose Da Silva: Sharon! She's not here! Oh, God. Christopher, can you see anything? Sharon! Sharon!
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Crazy Credits

The first segment of the ending credits plays out much like the ending credits of the games. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Canada, there is rumored to exist an extended cut of the film which runs approx. 132 minutes. It is also said to be the full uncut version of the film itself, which to this day, has never been released outside Canada. This version, being the full version of the movie that was filmed contains longer, sometimes more explicit scenes, more disturbing features (as well as extended scenes that explain everything unlike in the American Theatrical Cut) that was possibly all cut to prevent an NC-17 rating in the USA. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silent Hill: Stolen Heart (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for You (SHF1)
Vocalist Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Written and Performed by Akira Yamaoka
Courtesy of Konami
(plays in the gas station diner)
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Good and eerie adaptation about famous video game and well realized by Christophe Gans
11 October 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This creepy and fantastic film gets a riveting script by Roger Avary. It's a spectacular piece and quite scary, so many levels, so many complexities and so many wonderful themes that are permeating throughout. It's like ¨Alice in Wonderland¨ meet ¨Dante's Inferno¨. It's based on known game and completely unique, absolutely frightening and, basically, one of the few games that actually could become a movie. Samuel Hadida , producer of the last three movie of Christophe Gans tells the game was conceptualized on the difficult way, because we had to go convince the Japanese people from Konami Corporation, they produced the game, to give us the right to make the film . The game has such a cult following, the fan base is very protecting. Christophe Gans is careful to maintain the suspense and all the areas , like the means of illumination in the darkness by a splendid cinematography by Dan Laustein and certain key of characters and antagonists, furthermore an appropriate music score by Jeff Danna. Gans has a very surrealist sort of vision of the game and the film itself sort of explores the boundaries of reality. The Silent Hill movie is a great experience, is something disturbing , it's not only about fear, it's also about emotion.

The cast is really exciting. There's a series of fresh faces, actors that you may be familiar with but you haven't seen then a thousand times before, they're going to bring life to the characters. The producers very deliberately went toward actors from independent film because they bring with them something different, a different quality. Actress like Radha Mitchell, Debora Kara Unger, Tanya Allen, Laurie Holden and Alice Krige, it's much more exciting to see somebody who doesn't used to do this kind of movie, but the audience of this type of film love that. For the role of Rose, Radha Mitchell, needed somebody with that blend of vulnerability but strength and determination as well. We have to feel her fear but also appreciate when she stands up to all these terrifying moments.In fact, the producers spent lots of time finding the perfect Rose. In terms of the sensibility that Christophe Gang was having in this character, Rose is sophisticated and very vulnerable and Radha Mitchell has both quality, she has a freshness and energy and excitement and life, there's this original look to her, all of which are precisely what the producers needed for the central character to lead us through this horrific environment. The director is focused on female character with just females leading the story in a way, with exception of two male characters: Sean Bean and Kim Coates. Christophe Gans is almost exorcised the idea of femininity by polarising it with the male characters, and all the women are in this kind of fantasy nightmare.


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