Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Silence (2010)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $34.95
Studio: Music Box

The Silence movie scene

The decades-old unsolved murder of a young girl is re-opened in the mystery-thriller The Silence.

The decades-old unsolved murder of a young girl bears an eerie resemblance to the recent disappearance of a 13-year-old in the 2010 German mystery-thriller film The Silence.

In the movie, a young girl is brutalized and murdered on a hot summer day by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen) as his helpless friend Timo (Wotan Wilke Mohring) watches.

The unresolved crime yields two decades of grief, guilt and obsession in the lives of everyone connected to the victim. But when a 13-year-old girl goes missing 23 years later — on the same day and the very same spot as the original murder — the police suspect that the same killer may have resurfaced. Not surprisingly, unhealed wounds are opened and fresh dangers begin to appear…

Based on the novel by the same name by Jan Costin Wagner, The Silence is the debut movie by feature filmmaker Baran bo Odar, whose film picked up nominations for Best Film at the Nuremberg Film Festival, the Critics Award by the German Film Critics Association and the Golden Lady Harimaguada at the Las Palmas Film Festival.

Presented in German with English subtitles, the movie comes with the following bonus features on DVD and Blu-ray:

  • two short films by Baran bo Odar: Quietsch (7 min.) and Under The Sun (60 min.)
  • interviews with cast and crew
  • TV spots
  • theatrical trailer

And here is the movie’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.