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Noise (2007)






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A Melbourne police officer with impaired hearing tries to take control of his social and professional life in this drama from Australian writer-director Matthew Saville. On the same night that a grisly train shooting takes half a dozen lives, patrolman Graham McGahan (Brendan Cowell) collapses on a nearby escalator -- just the latest symptom of his tinnitus, a medical condition characterized by a high-pitched ringing in the ears. Considered damaged goods, McGahan is shipped off to the night shift in a police trailer set up in a sleepy suburb; he's essentially the on-duty secretary should anyone come forward with news about a different case, involving a murdered local girl. Steadily entrenching himself in this unusual community, yet frustrated by both the desk job and his growing disconnect with reality, McGahan takes it out by arguing with his live-in girlfriend (Katie Wall). Meanwhile, the lone surviving witness of the train attack (Maia Thomas) starts believing that if the gunman left her alive, it wasn't for long. As the seemingly unrelated cases intertwine and McGahan both seeks his purpose and loses his grip, the killer sends the message that he's still lurking. Noise, which uses its sound design to examine its central theme, had its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Saville
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On DVD: May 27, 2008
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Brendan Cowell
as Constable Graham McG...
Maia Thomas
as Lavinia Smart
Henry Nixon
as Craig Finaly
Nicholas Bell
as Senior Detective Noe...
Katie Wall
as Constable Caitlin Ro...
Fiona MacLeod
as Detective Melanie Ry...
Maude Davey
as Senior Constable Rho...
Maud Davey
as Senior Constable Rho...
Luke Elliot
as Dean Stouritis
Simon Laherty
as "Lucky" Phil Heydon
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Full Review… | July 23, 2009

There's always something interesting taking place.

Full Review… | July 14, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Noise


A different take on a cop story that doesn't come off as typical groundwork for a flawed hero or some sort of superman. While looking forward to seeing Brendan Cowell in future releases, the real star of the film is sound, from dialogue, score to foley. Although the film involves tracking a mass murderer on the run, Noise is very character-driven and steers away from becoming another CSI-oriented story that is well worth viewing.

El Hombre Invisible

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This movie was crap. The movie seemed interested when I saw the beginning, with all the dead people in the train. But through to middle is started getting boring.

Michelle G.

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