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Silentium (2004)

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Wolfgang Murnberger (screenplay), Josef Hader (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Hader ... Simon Brenner
Simon Schwarz ... Berti
Joachim Król ... Sportpräfekt Fitz
Maria Köstlinger Maria Köstlinger ... Konstanze Dornhelm
Udo Samel ... Festspielpräsident
Jürgen Tarrach Jürgen Tarrach ... Opernsänger
Rosie Alvarez ... Di Ding
Georg Friedrich ... Hausmeister Josef
Anne Bennent ... Apothekerin
Luka Omoto Luka Omoto ... Jungfrau
Johannes Silberschneider ... Inspektor Stronegger
Joachim Bißmeier Joachim Bißmeier ... Regens
Karl Fischer ... Killer Max
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ... Killer Moritz
Christoph Schlingensief ... Opernregisseur
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A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Jetzt ist schon wieder was passiert. (Now something has happened again.)

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Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

official site [Austria]

Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Orkos siopis See more »

Filming Locations:

Salzburg, Austria

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sequel to Come Sweet Death (2000). Both movies are based on a series of crime novels by Wolf Haas starring the detective figure of Simon Brenner. They are quite popular in Austria (and, to some extent, in Germany). See more »

Goofs

While the story is set in the summer, in the last scene, when the car leaves Salzburg, some snow can be seen on the roofs of the houses surrounding the road. See more »

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Followed by The Bone Man (2009) See more »

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Splendid black comedy
26 July 2005 | by Starbuck-13See all my reviews

I really like Austrian humor. Many Austrian comedians display a certain kind of self irony modern German comedians seem to be incapable of. Georg Hader is one of the best Austrian comedians out there, and his movies are unfortunately hardly famous in Germany, which is a real pity.

Hader mixture of black humor, self irony and the wonderful accent provide splendid entertainment. in "Silentium", he targets the catholic church and the high society of the beautiful city of Salzburg.

While Salzburg is a beautiful panorama for this movie, the most important thing about this film are the characters, who - far from being heroes - try to solve a murder mystery with nothing else but courage and surprising integrity - considering they hardly manage to keep their own lives straight.

A wonderful example of Austrian comedy. Highly recommendable!


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