SILENT ONES

A CSENDESEK

By Ricky RIJNEKE

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

A surreal trip on the edge of life and death

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY
    • Languages
    • HUNGARIAN
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ricky RIJNEKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Dirk RIJNEKE, Mildred VAN LEEUWAARDEN
    • Synopsis
    • The young Eastern European woman Csilla and her little brother Isti are travelling together
      without a clear destination, looking for a better life.
      One day Csilla wakes up inside a crashed car, in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where
      her brother Isti is. He is vanished without a trace. Upset and alone, without saying a word,
      Csilla leaves aboard a cargo ship heading to Western Europe. She flees her country and her
      past to a cold and lonely life to keep a promise she made to him. But the world she's left
      behind won't let her go that easily. At sea Gábor, a self-proclaimed business man who
      convinced her to work for him on the ship, turns out to be a brute and a drunk.
      When Gábor assaults her and takes her last souvenir of Isti, Csilla loses grip on her life
      completely. The journey turns into a surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.
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      For Silent Ones, Rijneke brought together a choice selection of prize-winning European
      film talent including Berlinale’s shooting star Orsi Tóth (Delta, Women Without Men),
      cinematographers Gergely Pohárnok (Hukkle, Taxidermia) and Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
      (Bouli Lanners’ regular DOP).
      Andrey Dergatchev (composer of The Return and The Banishment by Andrey Zvjagintsev)
      designed the soundscape and composed the music.