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The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1997 (USA)
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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Rolf de Heer

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Rolf de Heer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Celine O'Leary Celine O'Leary ... Mother
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Father
Chloe Ferguson Chloe Ferguson ... Girl Age 7
Phoebe Ferguson Phoebe Ferguson ... Girl Age 3
Kate Greetham Kate Greetham ... Kate, the Babysitter
Todd Telford Todd Telford ... Workman
Peter Ferris ... Carpet Cleaner
Peter Green Peter Green ... Carpet Cleaner
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

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She has her fish, her toys, her room and her imagination. But she wont' talk. Talking just causes problems. A seven-year-old girl's perception of adulthood through a marriage breakdown. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements involving a child affected by domestic discord | See all certifications »
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Australia | Italy | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La habitación silenciosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The period of principal photography on this picture ran for about five weeks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Girl Age 7: Hey diddle diddle, the cow did a piddle behind the kitchen door. The little dog laughed to see such fun, so the cat did a little bit more.
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Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella by Chloe Ferguson with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Phoebe Ferguson with modified lyrics
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Film for the Thinker
6 March 2005 | by film_lover_6147See all my reviews

This film is one of my favorite films of all time. Because I loved the way the girl talked in her head, she talked more like a grown person, not a 8 year old. Her humor was dry, but funny. And the way she loved her parents, even with their faults was remarkable.

The actress who played the little girl did some of the best acting I have ever seen. She hit my heartstrings. The parents were awesome too, playing out two people on the verge of a divorce. Even the babysitter was good. so all in all the acting was superb.

The director really stood out with this movie, being able to make a hard-to-shoot film look easy. My hat is off to him.

I recommend this film for a 'Thinker' movie buff.


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