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.
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
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 »
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 »
All I wanted was to be invisible.
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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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