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The Quiet (2005)

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Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf and mute teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behavior of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.

Director:

Jamie Babbit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Nina Deer
Camilla Belle ... Dot
Edie Falco ... Olivia Deer
Martin Donovan ... Paul Deer
Shawn Ashmore ... Connor
Katy Mixon ... Michelle Fell
David Gallagher ... Brian
Shannon Woodward ... Fiona
Mj Vandivier Mj Vandivier ... Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
Jo Baker Jo Baker ... Myrna
Steve Uzzell Steve Uzzell ... Mr. Piln
Ken Thomas ... Officer Jim
Rudy Costa Rudy Costa ... Police Officer
Myrna Cabello ... Waitress
Diane Quest Diane Quest ... Newscaster #1
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Storyline

Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Isn't it time everyone hears your secrets? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,546, 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$381,186, 17 September 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An alternate scene of Dot witnessing Paul in bed with Nina through the gap in Nina's bedroom door, can be glimpsed in the trailer. See more »

Goofs

While Dot is strangling Paul, some blood drops fall on the front of Nina's neck. In next shots of the strangling, the blood drops switches from the front of Nina's neck to the side then it switches back again to the front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Mediocrity Rules
Written by Johanna Rachel Fateman and Kathleen Hanna
Performed by Le Tigre
Published by Babe Anderson Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mr. Lady Records
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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A distressing but well executed film
12 September 2005 | by kenningtonrSee all my reviews

This film receives a 10 for disturbing subject matter. It is at times very difficult to watch. The characters are troubled, each in his/her own way. It feels edgy and often very foreign. With that warning, I must say that on some level I enjoyed the film. Technically it is superb. The character development is wonderful, the story intriguing and the plot is gripping. As the plot unfolds, you are forced to change your opinions about each of the characters. At first I despised the main character but felt much sympathy for her towards the end. Not an uplifting film, but that is certainly not what the screenwriter nor the director intended. I suspect that it will be an award winner.


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