It's All So Quiet (2015)


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Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out. (C) Big World Pictures

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Leopold brings us close to a middle-aged farmer who's looking after his bedridden father, and looking ahead to the changes that are likely to occur when the old man dies.

Jan 8, 2015 | Full Review…

An affectingly understated work of miniaturist portraiture graced by a beautiful performance from the late Dutch actor Jeroen Willems.

Jan 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The filmmaker's style invites speculation before allowing it to dissipate in a wave of understated passion.

Jan 7, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The character development here is understated but beautifully laid bare by a quartet of top actors.

Jan 7, 2015 | Full Review…
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To its credit - and perhaps to most viewers' slumping disinterest - this still, observant film stirs exactly the feelings it depicts.

Jan 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The picture feels bleak and dirty, like looking through a dirty window pane at an abandoned house.

Jan 15, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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