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The Silence of the Church (2013)

Le silence des églises (original title)
At the age of 12, Gabriel was sexually abused by Father Vincey, his headmaster. Fifteen years later, he is still traumatized. Constantly racked by this wrong that he has kept secret, ... See full summary »


Edwin Baily


Thierry Debroux
3 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Renucci ... Père André Vincey
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Gabriel Goffin
Florian Vigilante Florian Vigilante ... Gabriel Goffin enfant
Astrid Whettnall ... Sophie Goffin
Sandrine Blancke Sandrine Blancke ... Mademoiselle Simart
Bernard Eylenbosch Bernard Eylenbosch ... Père Daubresse
Eric De Staercke ... Monseigneur Peyrac
Isaac Van Dessel Isaac Van Dessel ... Denis Pourveur
Baptiste Mazuel Baptiste Mazuel ... Romain Goffin
Tristan Schotte Tristan Schotte ... Maître Julien Pirson
Fabienne Loriaux Fabienne Loriaux ... Mère de Denis Pourveur
Bruno Georis ... Pére de Denis Pourveur
Flora Thomas Flora Thomas ... Anna
Nicole Valberg Nicole Valberg ... Madame Decazes
Michel Angely Michel Angely ... L'Hôtelier
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At the age of 12, Gabriel was sexually abused by Father Vincey, his headmaster. Fifteen years later, he is still traumatized. Constantly racked by this wrong that he has kept secret, Gabriel buys a gun and moves in near the boarding school where the priest is still headmaster... Written by tv5monde.com

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Did You Know?


Upon the second time it was broadcast in France, on April 13th 2016, the film was followed by a live debate on pedophile priests, moderated by Julian Bugier and featuring the film's screenwriter, Thierry Debroux. See more »


Four minutes into the film, Romain says his Game Boy is broken. The machine he is holding however, is a Nintendo DS. See more »

Crazy Credits

Shown before the end credits: "Pour Frank et ses frères" (For Frank and his brothers). See more »

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good job
17 June 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a not comfortable theme. and great acting. a film who reminds one of the delicate problems of Catholic Church in a delicate, precise manner. the best, maybe, because not the case is the essence but the feelings, the transformation of a form of friendship in abuse, the grace of flash backs and the admirable performance of Robinson Stevenin. a film about solitude. and justice. and exorcism of the past. and the courage to give the truth. the manner to create his character of Robin Renucci is almost seductive. not the monster. only the victim of himself. image of not a character but portrait of a sinner who, seductive, charming, full of good intentions, popular and part of his social masks , front the rumors , accusations and proofs, defines a side of Church.a film who impress for its rare elegance. and for the right way to explore a delicate file of the Church.

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10 April 2013 (France) See more »

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