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29-year-old Alma lives a quiet life in a contemporary Catholic convent and is preparing to take her perpetual vows as a nun when her brother Erik unexpectedly arrives after many years apart. Erik, a recovering alcoholic, wants his share of the inheritance from their late father. However, his presence quickly unearths a much deeper deceit between them – a terrible accident from their past, which Alma has desperately tried to suppress. With the ceremony impending, Alma is haunted by resurfacing trauma and all that was previously invisible is now written on the walls.

Original title: DEN STORE STILHED
Director: Katrine Brocks
Cast: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Elliott Crosset Hove, Karen-Lise Mynster, Diêm Camille, Petrine Agger
Genre: Drama
Duration: 95 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Screenwriters: Marianne Lentz, Katrine Brocks
Cinematographer: Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
Editor: Nikoline Løgstrup
Production Company: Monolit Film
Producer: Pernille Tornøe
Production year: 2022
Executive producers: Victor Rocha da Cunha, Emily Nicoline Quist
Local release: 12-01-2023
Film status: Completed


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Politiken “Danish debut worth gold” ♥♥♥♥♥
Soundvenue “The Danish debut film is an unsettling and touching monastery thriller.” ★★★★★
Ekko “Katrine Brocks makes her feature film debut with a theological thriller that delves into the religious and ethical layers with wild surprises and masterful performances” ★★★★★
Jyllands-Posten “Both God and the Devil reside in the details of Danish debut film”