The Silence

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2010 | 120 minutes | Rated NR

A red car turns off the road and down a dirt path in the German countryside, following a girl on a bicycle into a wheat field. The bike stops, the car stops, then the driver gets out of the car and rapes and murders the girl. The crime remains unsolved until a near-identical event occurs in the same spot on the same day, 23 years later. The story is a Rubik’s Cube of glowing primary colors; the tension that builds has more to do with this distinct atmosphere than with the revelation of individual plot details. (KRISHANU RAY)
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Film Credits
Director
Baran bo Odar
Cast
Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Sass, Sebastian Blomberg, Karoline Eichhorn, Roeland Wiesnekker, Claudia Michelsen, Oliver Stokowski, Hildegard Schroedter, Michael Dorn, Burghart Klaußner, Jule Böwe