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USA: Sony Pictures
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, Jodelle Ferland, Janet Land, Colleen Williams
Director: Christophe Gans
Countries: Canada / France
USA: 120 mins
UK: 125 mins
USA Rated: R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and bloody horror
USA Release Date: 21 April 2006
UK Release Date: 21 April 2006
A child's mysterious ailment. A helpless mother. An eerie, deserted city shrouded in mist, plagued by secrets.
The mysteries are only beginning to deepen.
When young mother Rose (Radha Mitchell) -- desperate to find a cure for her daughter Sharon's bizarre illness -- refuses to accept a medical recommendation of psychiatric institutionalization, she flees with Sharon and heads for Silent Hill, the town that her daughter continuously names in her sleep. Although her husband Christopher (Sean Bean) adamantly opposes, Rose is convinced the mysterious town holds the answers she so desperately needs. But as her car approaches the deserted city's limits, a mysterious figure appears in the road, forcing Rose to swerve and crash. When she comes to, Sharon is gone, and suddenly Rose - accompanied by a determined police officer (Laurie Holden) from a nearby town -- is on a desperate quest in Silent Hill to find her child.
Immediately it's clear that her destination - left alone since devastating coal fires ravaged Silent Hill - is unlike any place she's ever been: smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange, haunted beings, and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her daughter, she begins to learn the history of Silent Hill about its violent, puritanical past and the origins of its accursed state and realizes that her daughter is just part of a larger, more terrifying destiny.
SILENT HILL stars Radha Mitchell (PITCH BLACK, MELINDA AND MELINDA, FINDING NEVERLAND, MAN ON FIRE), Sean Bean (NORTH COUNTRY, NATIONAL TREASURE, LORD OF THE RINGS), Laurie Holden (FANTASTIC FOUR, THE MAJESTIC), Deborah Kara Unger (WHITE NOISE, THE GAME, CRASH), Kim Coates (ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, PEARL HARBOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Tanya Allen (STARHUNTER), with Alice Krige (STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, REIGN OF FIRE) and Jodelle Ferland (TIDELAND).
Directed by Christophe Gans (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF, CRYING FREEMAN) from a screenplay written by Roger Avary (PULP FICTION, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION) SILENT HILL is a Canada-France Co-Production. The producers are Samuel Hadida (DOMINO, RESIDENT EVIL, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF) and Don Carmody (CHICAGO, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE). Andrew Mason (DARK CITY, THE MATRIX TRILOGY) and Victor Hadida (DOMINO, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE) serve as Executive Producers, along with Akira Yamaoka, who created the hugely successful Konami video game on which the film was based.