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THE SILENT FOREST (SCHWEIGEND STEHT DER WALD)

THE SILENT FOREST
© Sebastian Reither

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2021

Actress Saralisa Volm‘s dark feature directorial debut follows 28-year-old Anja Grimm as she takes up a forestry internship in a remote part of the Bavarian Forest where her father had disappeared without trace when she was eight years old. Anja‘s sudden appearance triggers a brutal murder when a mentally retarded man kills his old, bedridden mother with a spade, and her desire to find out the truth about her father‘s fate is met with increasing suspicion and a wall of silence from the local villagers. Her uncanny ability to „read“ the forest puts her on the trail of something that even the local police want to keep hidden and could have catastrophic results.
Genre Drama, History, Literature, Mystery, Thriller
Category Feature
Director Saralisa Volm
Screenplay Wolfram Fleischhauer
Cast Henriette Confurius, Noah Saavedra, August Zirner, Robert Stadlober
Producer Saralisa Volm
Co-Producer Ingo Fliess
Production Company POISON, in co-production with if... Productions
Language
 German
German Distributor Alpenrepublik Filmverleih
World Sales Lisa Gutberlet,
Blue Fox Entertainment