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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 ... 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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Storyline

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.)

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,043,067
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Wolfgang Murnberger: one of the musicians singing a gospel in front of the train station. 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 »

Quotes

Simon Brenner: Normally, a priest is just supposed to turn bread into flesh and wine into blood. But during the hygiene hour in the boarding school showers his priestly shorts turned into a sailboat.
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after a suicide starts investigate in the catholic church and at the "Salzburger- Festspiele"
6 October 2005 | by mikaschmidtSee all my reviews

i had seen all movies with Josef Hader and "silentium" is his best. I like the language of Vienna and the Austrian humor.

absolutely excellent movie!

Josef Hader is a great actor and he plays "Brenner" as an unrepeatable character. the movie plays with black humor with the catholic church, with some good blasphemy scenes, and on the other side with the conservatives of the Salzburger Festspiele. this is magnificent. this movie is art!! with great actors (e.g. Udo Samel, Jürgen Tarrach... etc.)

highly recommendable!


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