On a hot summer day, a bicycle is found in a wheat field, and nearby, the body of a young girl. The killer is never found. 23 years later. Same date. Same place. Another bicycle. Another girl. This time round, an ageing detective convinced that history is repeating itself, comes out of retirement determined to track down the perpetrator with the help of his young colleague. Spanning a week in the investigation, both of them will begin a journey that will see intact worlds shatter apart.
More disturbing than your average 15-rated film
- The Silence review by JF
This is an excellent film in many ways. However, the info on the CP website fails to make 2 things clear. One is that 'girl' here means 11-year-old girl - this is a film about paedophilia. And secondly, the rape and murder of the child happens on screen at the start of the film in a way which, whilst it can't be called graphic because of the way it's filmed, is nonetheless brutal and deeply disturbing. Watching this movie with my 17-year-old who is studying German and likes to watch German-language films to improve his understanding of the language, I felt relieved that I hadn't come across it a couple of years ago.