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The Silent Ones

Les Silencieux

World Premiere

At the end of an unsuccessful fishing trip, a small trawler’s desperate captain and crew ultimately agree they have to do something risky, but potentially lucrative, to change their fortune. There are high stakes and lots of high drama in this tale about tough decisions and moral dilemmas. We are quickly immersed in the world of the boat, fabulously created by lush cinematography, excellent performances, and outstanding production and sound design. Though the story is based on a simple premise, the script is fantastic, and with echoes of Leviathan, it soon heads off into dangerous waters. The Silent Ones is an exhilarating and haunting adventure ride that doesn’t back away from the difficult choices, no matter how right or wrong the outcome may be.


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Director Basile Vuillemin
Cast Arieh Worthalter, Thierry Barbet, Arnaud Duléry, Hugo Simon, François Gillerot
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Country of Origin France/Belgium/Switzerland
Year 2022
Language In French with English subtitles
Film Contact Blue Hour Films
20 min

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Basile Vuillemin

Basile Vuillemin lives between Brussels and Paris. He studied cinema at Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Belgium and graduated with a Master’s in Cinema Fiction in 2016. His previous shorts have been presented in numerous international festivals and feature graphic composition and his passion for working with actors.