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Silentium (2004)

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Wolfgang Murnberger (screenplay), Josef Hader (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Hader ... Simon Brenner
Simon Schwarz ... Berti
Joachim Król ... Sportpräfekt Fitz
Maria Köstlinger Maria Köstlinger ... Konstanze Dornhelm
Udo Samel ... Festspielpräsident
Jürgen Tarrach ... Opernsänger
Rosie Alvarez ... Di Ding
Georg Friedrich ... Hausmeister Josef
Anne Bennent ... Apothekerin
Luka Omoto Luka Omoto ... Jungfrau
Johannes Silberschneider ... Inspektor Stronegger
Joachim Bißmeier ... Regens
Karl Fischer ... Killer Max
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ... Killer Moritz
Christoph Schlingensief ... Opernregisseur
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Storyline

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

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Jetzt ist schon wieder was passiert. (Now something has happened again.)

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Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

official site [Austria]

Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Orkos siopis See more »

Filming Locations:

Salzburg, Austria

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,043,067
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sequel to Come Sweet Death (2000). Both movies are based on a series of crime novels by Wolf Haas starring the detective figure of Simon Brenner. They are quite popular in Austria (and, to some extent, in Germany). See more »

Goofs

When Berti meets Brenner at the festival hall it is heavily raining. A cut to a shot on Berti and suddenly the rain has stopped. See more »

Quotes

Simon Brenner: Normally, a priest is just supposed to turn bread into flesh and wine into blood. But during the hygiene hour in the boarding school showers his priestly shorts turned into a sailboat.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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not as good as the book
24 July 2006 | by svr22See all my reviews

Silentium is a very funny book and made me laugh out loud, (which very few books do). I was curious how it could possibly translate into a film, as so much of the humour in all of Wolf Haas's Simon Brenner novels comes comes from the prose style and the clever, dry, often very politically incorrect, comments of the narrator. And in the end, a lot of that humour was lost in the film. The film still had the amusing situation and black comedy of the book (even if the plot had been slightly rewritten) and some of the narrator's comments were included, but it was funny more in a sort of slapstick way, whereas the book is witty.


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