International Film Showcase: The Silence

The Silence: official site

This is a German film, with a description shamelessly copied from their website below.  I went to "The Hunt" at the Orinda Theatre last weekend, at the suggestion of a member of the Contra Costa Cinephiles.  They have this listed as a meetup too.  So you get to meet some cinephiles from way out in CoCo county!

Showtime is 6:30pm, so let's aim to meet at 6pm.  Last week the film was in a really small room, and I had to rush in to get the last seat.  Those interested can stick around for dessert or coffee afterwards, there are some cute places nearby.  I'll be driving from Oakland in case anyone needs a ride, I imagine public transit is not an option to Orinda.


*** From their site ***

The Silence begins on a hot summer day, when a girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen), as his helpless friend Timo (Wotan Wilke Moehring) watches. Exactly 23 years later, another 13-year-old, Sinikka, is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again.  Recently widowed detective David and his colleague Janna struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes with the help of Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case.

While Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty, their daughter’s fate rips open unhealed wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother and sends Timo in search of Peer and their own old desires.

In his strikingly commanding debut feature, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar adapts Jan Costin Wagner’s novel with his own unmistakable signature. Gripping performances by top European actors - headed by Ulrich Thomsen (In a Better World, The Celebration), Sebastian Blomberg (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!) and Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) - enrich this intense drama far beyond the crime genre.

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass, Burghart Klaussner

Director: Baran bo Odar

Release Date: 03/08/13


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  • Andriko

    Excellent, very thought provoking.

    September 1, 2013

  • Janet K.

    so sorry for late notice, something came up, I won't be there.

    August 31, 2013

  • David S.

    Folks,

    I'll try to be at the theatre by 6pm and wait outside. I actually look like my profile pic so I shouldn't be hard to spot. My cell is[masked]-3677.

    Carrie I just read your comment about a ride, sorry it took me so long. You can call or text and we can figure something out.

    August 31, 2013

  • David R.

    Actually David, public transit is an option. The Orinda BART is only about 50 yards from the Orinda theater.

    August 28, 2013

  • Carrie P.

    Hello David. I live in oakland as well. A ride would be super.

    August 28, 2013

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