The Silence (2010)

Original Large Theatrical Movie Poster Art Cinema Film 2010 The SilenceThis excellent police procedural thriller from Germany assembles a group of fully fleshed-out and highly interesting characters, and drops them into a fine criminal drama.

The Silence feels original mostly because, as a foreign piece of work, it avoids the clichés we are used to from American and British crime thrillers. The screenplay is based on German novelist Jan Costin Wagner’s clever 2007 novel.

Screenwriter/director Baran bo Odar has united a team of fine actors, a great cinematographer, and a perfect low-key music score, and created one of the finest crime thrillers I have seen in a long time.

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You can find more information on this German movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, I recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers.

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Title: Das letzte Schweigen

Language: German

Direction: Baran bo Odar

Screenplay: Baran bo Odar

Based on:  Das Schweigen; the 2007 novel by Jan Costin Wagner

Cinematography: Nikolaus Summerer

Editing: Robert Rzesacz

Score: Michael Kamm, Kris Steininger, Tim Allhoff

Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Ulrich Thomsen, Sebastian Blomberg, Burghart Klaußner, Katrin Saß, Claudia Michelsen

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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WARNING:  Comments left by readers may contain spoilers

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Sounds like the kind of film I would love. And it’s available for streaming!

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