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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon Brenner
... Berti
... Sportpräfekt Fitz
Maria Köstlinger ... Konstanze Dornhelm
... Festspielpräsident
Jürgen Tarrach ... Opernsänger
... Di Ding
... Hausmeister Josef
... Apothekerin
Luka Omoto ... Jungfrau
... Inspektor Stronegger
Joachim Bißmeier ... Regens
... Killer Max
... Killer Moritz
... 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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24 September 2004 (Austria)  »

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Orkos siopis  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Wolfgang Murnberger: one of the musicians singing a gospel in front of the train station. See more »

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When Berti meets Brenner at the festival hall it is heavily raining. A cut to a shot on Berti and suddenly the rain has stopped. See more »

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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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not as good as the book
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Silentium is a very funny book and made me laugh out loud, (which very few books do). I was curious how it could possibly translate into a film, as so much of the humour in all of Wolf Haas's Simon Brenner novels comes comes from the prose style and the clever, dry, often very politically incorrect, comments of the narrator. And in the end, a lot of that humour was lost in the film. The film still had the amusing situation and black comedy of the book (even if the plot had been slightly rewritten) and some of the narrator's comments were included, but it was funny more in a sort of slapstick way, whereas the book is witty.


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