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A girl wakes up after a car crash. Her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a cargo ship to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor crosses her path. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.


Ricky Rijneke


Ricky Rijneke
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Credited cast:
Fatih Dervisoglu Fatih Dervisoglu ... Isti
Roland Rába Roland Rába ... Gábor
Orsolya Tóth ... Csilla


Multi award winning debut feature film by Ricky Rijneke. Young Hungarian Csilla (Orsi Tóth) wakes up inside a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where her brother Isti is. He has vanished without a trace. As she promised him, she boards a freighter to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor (Roland Rába), a self-proclaimed businessman crosses her path. Hallucinogenic, surrealist trip in the twilight zone between life and death. For Silent Ones Ricky brought together a selection of prize-winning European film talent, including Berlinale's shooting star the Hungarian actress Orsi Tóth (Delta, Women Without Men), cinematographers Gergely Pohárnok (Hukkle, Taxidermia) and Jean-Paul DE Zaeytijd, the regular DOP of all Bouli Lanners films. Sound by Tamas Zanyi (Taxidermia, Son of Saul). Andrey Dergachev (composer of The Return, The Banishment and Leviathan by Andrey Zvjagintsev) designed the soundscape and composed the music. Actress and singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis ... Written by Rotterdam Films

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Release Date:

11 December 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A csendesek See more »

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Rotterdam Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marc van Klashorst of the International Cinephile Society saw Silent Ones in Tiger Competition Rotterdam and reported: Don't be surprised if this wins one of the Tiger Awards at the end of the festival. "The chemistry between the two is amazing, it is reminiscent of Bruno Dumont's Hors Satan, only much softer and warmer." A powerful, very self-confident debut, confirms Silent Ones that the director is one to watch. " See more »


Written and composed by Andrey Dergachev
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3 February 2019 | by yongfilmcriticSee all my reviews

Fabulous. This is the type of film I love and hope to meet in my eternal hunt. I saw the film again at IFFR Unleashed. The story of love, loss and hope is one of all times. The way it is brought here makes it rise above itself. Virtually every moment breathes melancholy, in a beautiful way. Especially auditive this is enhanced by the mesmerizing beautiful soundtrack of Dergacheve, which gives every scene such an enormous extra charge ... Extra, because visually the shots are really phenomenal. Framing is incredibly well chosen. Organic and intuitive, usually, but so perfect, so balanced and every time so shots themselves are loaded with emotion. Unreal how that has been accomplished.

There seems to be hardly consciously an image to be composed, the framing, the light / shadow seem to do it automatically. Speechless I was the whole film, especially during the bathing scenes the beauty silenced me.

Silent Ones does not need to use symbolism in images, visual language to make the viewer understand. The emotional charge through image and sound is enough, the narrative framework is provided in a nicely dosed way for the right order by the slightly poetic voiceover.

And then the end, brilliant, answers are given at the same time as new questions are raised. It is an open and closed end at the same time. Very surprising and satisfying, but not really.

What a film, this belongs to me at genre favorites like Tarkovsky and Tarr. In order to bring a universal and heavy story so heavenly and beautiful in a high-quality way with basically simple images, sound and acting, wow, simply wow.

I have to go to work who is behind this fantastic cinematography of different cinematographers.

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