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Das letzte Schweigen (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 August 2010 (Germany)
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Baran bo Odar (screenplay), Jan Costin Wagner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Peer Sommer
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Timo Friedrich
Katrin Saß ... Elena Lange (as Katrin Sass)
Sebastian Blomberg ... David Jahn
Burghart Klaußner ... Krischan Mittich
Karoline Eichhorn ... Ruth Weghamm
Roeland Wiesnekker ... Karl Weghamm
Jule Böwe Jule Böwe ... Jana Gläser
Oliver Stokowski ... Matthias Grimmer
Claudia Michelsen ... Julia Friedrich
Amon Robert Wendel Amon Robert Wendel ... Malte
Kara McSorley Kara McSorley ... Laura
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ... Sinikka (as Anna-Lena Klenke)
Helene Luise Doppler Helene Luise Doppler ... Pia (as Helene Doppler)
Eric Bouwer Eric Bouwer ... Azubi Polizei
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 August 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Il était une fois un meurtre See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,992, 10 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$99,654, 4 October 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Director Baran bo Odar, along with the films cinematographer, watched several westerns before shooting this picture. This was to give the movie more of a western style to it instead of being just another thriller. See more »

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At the start of the TV interview the clock in the control room counts up to 21:40:11 until a cut. Several short scenes later the same clock is shown, again counting up to 21:40:11. See more »

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The Silence
written & produced by Michael Kamm, Kris Steininger (as Pas de Deux)
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An outstanding crime, thriller from Germany
2 July 2012 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

When the bicycle of a 13-year-old Sinikka is discovered in the exact same wheat field where a heinous murder/rape took place 23 years prior, retired police detective Krischan senses that the two crimes are connected, and vows to bring the killer to justice. The fact that Krischan was unable to catch the killer two decades prior still haunts him to this very day, but perhaps with the help of ambitious young officer David, this time he will find a way to bring closure to the case. Later, as the investigation begins and a sweltering summer heat wave washes over the town, the young victim's parents begin to experience an overwhelming sense of dread concerning a clean cut husband and father who had recently visited their home.

This slow-paced thriller is stunning by all means. The characterization is very well done and cinematography is amazing showing the semi-rural countryside of Germany, the camera angles are fantastic explaining many things about the characters.

The narration is amazing because it has so many ends to tie and agony of the characters has been portrayed impeccably. The direction is watertight; everything is well placed and told significantly.

An original thriller from Swiss born Baran bo Odar, kudos to him.

Recommended to quality cinema lovers.

8/10


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