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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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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.)

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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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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 »

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Follows Come Sweet Death (2000) See more »

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17 January 2011 | by RSHouck3See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night at the Jacob Burns Theater in Pleasantville, NY and was told it is only the 2nd time it has been shown in the US. It certainly deserves a wider audience, but perhaps that explains the few entries I found on this site. My main reason for posting this is not so much to review the film as to ask other viewers whether they found film citation other than the ones to North By Northwest and Butch Casidy - both quite charming. I also found the use of the Mozart opera Abduction from the Seraglio to be clever, given the harem / bordello role in the film. So we have high brow and middle brow references in this film along with Austrian takes on Hollywood garage chase scenes - complete with a clever ending to the scene. Despite the buddy film aspects, this one cannot be mistaken for Hollywood, which adds to the suspense.


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