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The Silence (2010)

Das letzte Schweigen (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 19 August 2010 (Germany)
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13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Baran bo Odar (screenplay), Jan Costin Wagner (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Peer Sommer
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Timo Friedrich
Katrin Saß ... Elena Lange (as Katrin Sass)
Sebastian Blomberg ... David Jahn
Burghart Klaußner ... Krischan Mittich
Karoline Eichhorn ... Ruth Weghamm
Roeland Wiesnekker ... Karl Weghamm
Jule Böwe Jule Böwe ... Jana Gläser
Oliver Stokowski ... Matthias Grimmer
Claudia Michelsen ... Julia Friedrich
Amon Robert Wendel Amon Robert Wendel ... Malte
Kara McSorley Kara McSorley ... Laura
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ... Sinikka (as Anna-Lena Klenke)
Helene Luise Doppler Helene Luise Doppler ... Pia (as Helene Doppler)
Eric Bouwer Eric Bouwer ... Azubi Polizei
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Storyline

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 August 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Il était une fois un meurtre See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,992, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$100,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$416,675
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charly Hübner's role as Roman Mittich was cut for the final theatrical release. The actor got a 'thanks' credit, though. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the TV interview the clock in the control room counts up to 21:40:11 until a cut. Several short scenes later the same clock is shown, again counting up to 21:40:11. See more »

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Talking To Silence
written & produced by Michael Kamm, Kris Steininger (as Pas de Deux)
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Particularly German, but ultimately diffuse
28 March 2013 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'The Silence' is a dour, multi-perspective thriller, telling the story of a murder investigation and its links to another killing twenty years before. The film effectively conveys a strong sense of a contemporary German environment, making the mundane seem very particular, but somehow the whole thing doesn't quite gel: there are too many points of view to make the viewer care about any one, and the mystery depends on an unlikely motive, with a deliberately inscrutable ending. For me the real problem came in the scene where two policemen fight over the hunch that one of them has: it's just not convincing that either of them would care so much. It's a rare case, in my opinion, of a movie that might have benefited from just a little Hollywood showmanship.


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