Directed by Ed Ehrenberg
Starring- Lars Doppler, Simon Hangartner, Clarissa Molocher, Antonia Langenohl, Ana Sanchez
Runtime- 94 minutes
Ukraine 1941 and a group of young German soldiers take up occupation in a small, snow swept settlement where the residence consist of women, children and the elderly. With the soldiers viewed as potential liberators from the Russians they are greeted warmly and something of a bond between the groups develops. However an act of violence sees events quickly escalate and a battle for survival ensues.
Ed Ehrenberg directs this gripping depiction of the loss of innocence and humanity during times of war that draws unsettling parallels with the past and the present. With stunning cinematography from Ludwig Franz and fantastic performances from the ensemble cast Hear The Silence is a powerful and moving piece of cinema.
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