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The Silence of the Sky (2016)

O Silêncio do Céu (original title)
Shattered after the brutal assault by two rapists in her house, a young mother of two decides to keep her ordeal secret from her unsuspecting husband.

Director:

Marco Dutra

Writers:

Sergio Bizzio (novel), Sergio Bizzio (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Mario
Carolina Dieckmann ... Diana
Chino Darín ... Néstor, el rapado
Alvaro Armand Ugon Alvaro Armand Ugon ... Andrés, el rubio
Mirella Pascual ... Malena Gorostiaga
Roberto Suárez Roberto Suárez ... Trini
Paula Cohen Paula Cohen ... Elisa
Dylan Cortes Dylan Cortes ... Julián
Priscila Bellora Priscila Bellora ... Nina
Gabriela Freire Gabriela Freire ... Vera
María Mendive María Mendive ... Nadia
Walter Rey Walter Rey ... Padre de Mario
Susana Groisman Susana Groisman ... Madre de Mario
Marco Dutra ... Cliente Notorio
Fernando Oliveira Fernando Oliveira ... Transeúnte
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Storyline

After being violated by two strangers inside her own home, Diana chooses to keep her trauma a secret. Mario, her husband, has something to hide as well. In the days that follow, the silence that grows between the two of them becomes its own kind of violence.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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The film was released worldwide on Netflix in January 25th 2017. See more »

Quotes

Mario: Dr Comas explained well to me that... my problem... wasn't the airplane. My fear was the sky...
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Dragon Zombie
Written by Guilherme "Xibrusk" Schildberg
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The consequences of revenge
1 February 2017 | by hof-4See all my reviews

Very good movie that reminds you of the best work of Claude Chabrol (not that there is any intention to imitate Chabrol). The violence that starts the action has a hard edge at the beginning, then its contours become more ambiguous; as in real life, facts may be seen in more than one way, and their interpretation depends on one's previous knowledge, that changes with time. The unintended horrors of vengeance are clearly shown.

Brazilian director Marco Dutra does an excellent job, and action moves forward smoothly. In my opinion, the movie dwells a little too much (and a little unconvincingly) on the main character's psychology, which may reflect the usual problems of translating a novel (by Argentinian Sergio Bizzio, who also wrote the script) into a screenplay.

Excellent work by Argentinian Leonardo Sbaraglia and Brazilian Carolina Dieckmann, the rest of the cast at the same level. The movie is an Argentinian-Brazilian coproduction and the scenario is Montevideo. halfway between the two countries. The title The Silence of the Sky is an exact translation of the Portuguese original; in Argentina the movie was titled "Era el Cielo" (it was the sky). Perhaps a little is lost in translation here since the Portuguese "céu" and the Spanish "cielo" both mean "sky" but also mean "heaven."

You can catch another excellent movie by Dutra, Hard Labor (2011) in the rental services. There are several movies based on Bizzio's writing or scripted by him, among them "Un Amor" (2011) directed by Paula Hernández and "XXY" (2007) directed by Lucía Puenzo.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,650
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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