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

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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. 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

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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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This is the second movie in which Martin Donovan has played an architect with a dark side. In Heaven (1998), he was a compulsive boozer and gambler who practiced architecture in between. 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 Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #28 Opus 101, Andante ma non troppo, con affecto
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Camilla Belle
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The Quiet is the best film of 2006
30 August 2006 | by ZfarrowSee all my reviews

The Quiet is the best film of 2006. It may be the best film of this century. People seem to have missed the point of the film and also the point of cinema. Wake up people. Film as an art form is not cookie cutter. The Quiet is a delicious cookie we so rarely get to taste. If we didn't venture outside of our boxes, how could we find David Lynch, Heathers, Altman. We couldn't. So to all of you people out there too scared to see art reflect life, maybe you should look more closely at your lives. Ihave made an homage to the film and posted it at you tube. Check it out, yo.

Go to you tube, type in "The Quieter" and you'll find it.


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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

Gross USA:

$381,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$381,420
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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