The Silence

March 8th 2013
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • Unrated,
  • 120 min,
  • Music Box Films
  • Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Sass, Sebastian Blomberg, Burghart Klaubner, Karoline Eichhorn, Roeland Wiesnekker, Jule Böwe, Oliver Stokowski, Claudia Michelsen, Amon Robert Wendel, Kara McSorley, Anna Lena Klenke, Helene Doppler, Eric Bouwer, Johann Jürgens, Liane Düsterhöft, Hildegard Schroedter, Hilmar Eichhorn, Michael Dorn, Michaela Hanser, Mathias Schullan, Katrin Hansmeier, Melina Fabian, Bruno Suhr, Victoria Herrmann, Christof Schneider, Johannes Suhm
  • Director: Baran bo Odar
  • Writers: Baran bo Odar, Jan Costin Wagner
  • Producers: Frank Evers, Jantje Friese, Maren Lüthje, Florian Schneider, Jörg Schulze
  • Co Producer: Baran bo Odar
  • Casting: Anja Dihrberg
  • Costume Design: Katharina Ost
  • D.O.P.: Nikolaus Summerer
  • Editor: Robert Rzesacz
  • Makeup: Elke Lebender
  • Music: Pas de Deux
  • Production Designs: Christian M. Goldbeck, Yesim Zolan
  • Set Decoration: Sabin Enste


"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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Bavaria, Germany
  • Production Budget: €2.3 million
  • Production Companies: Cine Plus, Lüthje & Schneider Filmproduktion, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE
  • Production Schedule: 16 June 2009 - 7 August 2009

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 19 August 2010: Germany
  • 27 April 2011: France
  • 9 September 2011: Poland
  • 6 October 2011: Hungary
  • 28 October 2011: UK
  • 4 April 2012: Belgium
  • 9 August 2012: Portugal
  • 10 August 2012: Spain