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The Silence (1963)

15 02/03/1964 (US) DramaRomance 1h 35m



Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

  1. Ingmar Bergman

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ingrid Thulin

    Ingrid Thulin


  2. Gunnel Lindblom

    Gunnel Lindblom


  3. Birger Malmsten

    Birger Malmsten


  4. Håkan Jahnberg

    Hotel Steward

  5. Jörgen Lindström

    Jörgen Lindström


  6. Kotti Chave

    Kotti Chave

    Officer in the Train Compartment

  7. Lissi Alandh

    Lissi Alandh

    Woman in Variety Hall (uncredited)

  8. Leif Forstenberg

    Man in Variety Hall (uncredited)

  9. Eskil Kalling

    Bar Owner (uncredited)

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The Silence
The Silence

Original Title Tystnaden

Status Released

Original Language Swedish

Budget -

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