The Silence

Silence

A film by Baran bo Odar
Starring Peer Sommer, Timo Friedrich, Elena Lange

In his strikingly commanding debut feature The Silence, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar adapts Jan Costin Wagner’s bestselling novel with his own unmistakable signature.

The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case, and his younger colleague David struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes, Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty. Meanwhile, their daughter’s fate rips open old wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother, who is visited by an unexpected guest with an eerie connection to her daughter. The unrelenting summer heat lies over the quaint family homes like a bell jar and behind closed doors, worlds begin to fall apart.

Mesmerizing performances by top European actors – headed by Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration, Brothers), Sebastian Blomberg (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!) and Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon, The Edukators) – enrich this intense drama far beyond the crime genre.

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
2010
Country of Production
Germany
Language
German
Running Time
118 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
11:30am
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013
11:30am
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
7:00pm
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
7:00pm
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 16, 2013
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Mar 15, 2013
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm

See http://musicboxtheatre.com/showtimes for all currently scheduled films.

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