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The Quiet (2005)

Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

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Dot
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Brian
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Fiona
Mj Vandivier ...
Mrs. Feltswatter (as Marijane Vandivier)
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Myrna
Steve Uzzell ...
Mr. Piln
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Following the death of her father, a teenage Dot moves into the home of her godparents and their teenage daughter Nina. Dot arrives wrapped up in the silence of being deaf-mute. She finds a different kind of silence waiting for her in her new home, for this home is a place with a dark secret involving Nina and her father. At first, Dot and Nina seem to be polar opposites. However, they gradually realize how much they have in common. Bringing them together catalyzes a series of events in which both reveal their secrets and shed their double lives. A violent consummation almost destroys them. Yet they find hope for the future in the quiet after the storm. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Isn't it time everyone hears your secrets? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,546, 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$381,186, 17 September 2006
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The psychological thriller What the Peeper Saw (1972) has been considered by some to be a major influence behind The Quiet (2005). In What the Peeper Saw (1972), a widowed wealthy writer played by Hardy Krüger remarries after his first wife dies in a mysterious bathtub accident. His second wife played by Britt Ekland becomes concerned for her 12-year old stepson played by Mark Lester who takes a sexual interest in her. The step-son's abnormal behavior leads her to suspect that his mother's death was no accident. See more »

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At the dance the guy puts Dot's bag flat on the chair but when she looks at it moments later, it's standing up on the chair. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dot: All I wanted was to be invisible.
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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #19 Opus 49, No. 1, Andante
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle & Anthony Aubrey Tobin
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Fantastique!!
1 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I feel most lucky this film has come to Europe thanks to DVD. I am a big fan of the show 24 and have long loved Elisha Cuthbert who doesn't play in many movies, certainly not serious ones. This is more ambitious than I was expecting from her, a very serious film indeed. Her acting is top-notch, as is the rest of the cast, who play their parts with humor and tragedy combined. Not an easy thing to do. The film shows a dark side of America and one that needs to be seen. The image of the perfect family is shattered here. The father is sick, the mother is a drug addict, the daughter cannot escape her secrets. It might sound like too much, and yet I believed every moment because I have heard about so many families like this one, who fall under the facade of their image. Yes, this reflects a world that exists and so it's an important movie. It's very nice to see young girls who are not silly and pleasing boys all the time. Bravo.


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