The Silence Reviews
However, what's the point for all the fusses as everything has been open at the beginning.
And the award for the creepiest German language movie not made by Michael Haneke goes to...but in all seriousness "The Silence" takes an already tired sub-genre like the missing kid and, while simultaneously paying respect to and subverting its cliches, turns it all on its head into a stunning and devastating movie about loss that works on so many levels. The least of which is how the movie gets the languorous state of summer so right. In that setting, the movie expertly tells this multi-faceted mystery from several points of view of its flawed, damaged and dangerous characters. That's not to mention it also finding the perfect moment to end on.
Just a couple examples:
The police matched DNA from headphones that a character held in his hands for few seconds, but somehow failed to realize that the DNA left on the murder victim was from a completely different person?
One of the critical pieces of evidence is a DVD in a white case and yet detective Gläser fails to remember the library of identical DVDs that she was examining in the suspicious guy's apartment?
Anyway, for a movie that heavily relies on mood and emotion, I was left feeling mostly disbelief by the end.