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Year: 2010
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass, Burghart Klaussner, Karoline Eichhorn, Roeland Wiesnekker, Claudia Michelsen, Oliver Stokowski, Jule Böwe, Hildegard Schroedter, Michael Dorn, Anna Lena Klenke, Amon Robert Wendel
Director: Baran bo Odar
Country: Germany
Language: German (English subtitles)
UK: 119 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sexual violence
UK Release Date: 28 October 2011 (Limited Release)


A bicycle with the body of a young girl is found in a field on a hot summer's day. The killer is never found. 23 years later, 13 year-old Sinikka is missing and the police discover a crime scene identical to the past. Convinced that history is repeating itself, a retired detective is determined that with the help of his young colleague David, he will track down the perpetrator.

The film spans a week in the investigation, as the days grow hotter and once intact worlds fall apart, the strain of the case casts its shadow on all involved.

The debut feature of director Baran bo Odar, THE SILENCE follows on from European crime thrillers such as THE KILLING and WALLANDER.

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