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The Silent House (2010)

La casa muda (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Horror | 4 March 2011 (Uruguay)
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A girl becomes trapped inside a house and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt it.

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Gustavo Hernández

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Oscar Estévez (screenplay), Gustavo Hernández (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Florencia Colucci ... Laura
Abel Tripaldi Abel Tripaldi ... Néstor
Gustavo Alonso Gustavo Alonso ... Wilson
María Salazar María Salazar ... Niña (as María Paz Salazar)
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The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an obscure secret, unharmed. Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there and repair the following morning. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down. Written by Anonymous

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Real Fear In Real Time


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Uruguay's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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shpitspingboya
28 April 2011 | by MikesIDhasbeentakenSee all my reviews

All done in one shot.... no. It's pretty clear the camera turns into the darkness every now and then for a reason. That and then end scene...

There are many holes in the plot, but from reading some of the reviews, i don't think many people got this film. There's nothing complex about the twist, it's nice and simple, take it as it comes. If you look for too much you'll be disappointed, but you shouldn't approach this film wanting to know all the answers.

This film is all about the atmosphere it creates, and the 'shakey' camera another reviewer complained about it there so you can put yourself in the house and 'enjoy the ride' while watching the film.

Yes, there is a bit too much of the film involving the main woman crying and walking about, and reacting and saying things no normal person would say in such situations, but watch the film again... it makes more sense when you know the twist.

This is a good film, and i'm dreading the inevitable American remake (prob) starring Hayden whatsherface from heroes.

Not done in one shot, but impressive nether the less. There are many flaws with this film, but many films will try to copy this, and many will fail.


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Country:

Uruguay

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$6,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,149,327
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Tokio Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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