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Sound of My Voice (2011)

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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

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Zal Batmanglij
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Denham ... Peter Aitken
Nicole Vicius ... Lorna Michaelson
Brit Marling ... Maggie
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Carol Briggs
Kandice Stroh ... Joanne
Richard Wharton ... Klaus
Christy Meyers ... Mel
Alvin Lam ... Lam
Constance Wu ... Christine
Matthew Carey ... Lyle
Jacob Price Jacob Price ... PJ
David Haley ... O'Shea
James Urbaniak ... Mr. Pritchett
Annie O'Donnell ... Mrs. Dewitt
Laura Leyva ... Principal Garner
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Two documentary filmmakers are determined to expose the truth about Maggie, the mysterious leader of a secretive cult who claims to be from the year 2054. Although they believe that everything is nothing more than a fraud, the filmmakers end up driven by her charisma. Written by MadMovieManiac

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brit Marling wrote the role of Maggie with herself in mind to play the part. See more »

Goofs

When Peter & Lorna were blindfolded at the beginning of the film before being driven to Maggie's location for the first time, the blindfolds changed from being narrow to wide and then back to narrow again. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Who took your power away from you? Who made you feel so powerless you've become obsessed with control? With thinking everything through instead of feeling anything.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Creepy Cults in Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Thieves In the Night
Written by Joseph Goddard/Alexis Benjamin Taylor/Al Doyle/Owen Clarke/Felix Martin
Copyright Goddard and Taylor Limited (NS) and Fleet River Music (NS)
All rights on behalf of Goddard and Taylor Limited
Administered by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
All rights reserved
Performed by Hot Chip
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Sound of My Voice is Best of the Fest
6 April 2011 | by tovareeshmakcSee all my reviews

I saw this film at SXSW where it was playing following the film's premiere at Sundance. The film is about 2 documentary filmmakers who are determined to expose a cultleader, played by Brit Marling, as a fraud. The more time they spend with the cult, however, the more the filmmaker's relationship to each other is tested -- one continues to dismiss the cult as a hoax while the other considers the possibility, ever so slight, that the central claim of the cult leader may be true. Unlike many low-budget Indie films, the pacing was superb -- there was never a dull moment that made the film feel slow. This is partly due to the film's well-crafted suspense - we, as an audience, are constantly asking ourselves the same question that the protagonists ask: could the cult leader possibly be telling the truth? This film leaves you guessing until the end and when the answer is finally revealed, you are left with a desire for more. The only weakness is a few confusing scenes - (e.g., an FBI investigator debugs her hotel room without explanation. A young girl behaves strangely in class and its never revealed why.) According to interviews, director Zal Batmanglij is working on a trilogy that will continue the story -- very exciting news. Perhaps most satisfying about this film is that it shows that you can make a compelling story come to life on a shoe-string budget. I think this film would play well to mainstream audiences and it deserves a wider release.


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Official Sites:

FOX [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sound of My Voice See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,134, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$408,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$424,088
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Production Co:

Skyscraper Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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