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Silent Storm (Stiller Sturm)

Silent Storm

Anne is a young woman who lives in a big city, by a river. She has her own apartment, directly behind the zoo. Day and night, she hears the screams of the caged-in animals. Screams that are searching for something, not answers, but rather questions ...

In her heart, Anne is lonely but she is not alone. It is a summer of extremes. Her unconventional best friend tries her best to pull Anne out of her lethargy. Four men cross her path and leave their mark on her life and her soul. But Anne is looking for something ... for love, closeness and security. She is searching, but she doesn't know what for. She finds it, but doesn't even notice it. Her life is shaped by the loneliness of the masses, by motionlessness in motion. Anne wants to break out.

It is Anne's summer, Anne's life - and in her heart a Silent Storm is brewing.


Tomasz Thomson was born in 1973 in Kattowitz/Poland and studied at the Academy for Film and Television in Lodz. From 1996-1997, he was an editor at Canal+ in Warsaw and from 1997-1999 was a director and producer at House of Promotion in Cologne. He has been a freelance director since 1999. His films include the shorts A Deep Breath (1994), And Also the Flowers (1995), Wiola (1996), 100 Kilometers of Outskirts (1998), his first feature-length film Silent Storm (Stiller Sturm, 2001), and Snowmans Land (2010).
Category TV Movie
Year of Production 2000
Director Tomasz Thomson
Screenplay Tomasz Thomson, Katrin Merkel
Cinematography Oliver Soravia
Christoph Galetzka
Joerg Burger
Guido Holz
Cast Gudrun Landgrebe, Paul Fassnacht, Jana Thies, Christoph Bach, Marcus Born, Henriette Thimig, Jana Hora, Doreen Dietel
Producer Bjoern Klimek
Production Company Screenworks, Cologne, in cooperation with ZDF
Length 95 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English (Beta only), Spanish
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Ophuels-Festival Saarbruecken 2001, San Sebastian 2001, Thessaloniki 2001

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