I think that movie studios would benefit from a lesson in minimalism. You don't have to cram every character from your film on the poster. Sometimes it's enough to just see the basics and let the viewer's imagination take it from there. That's the vibe I got from the official poster for The Silence, the debut film from director Baron bo Odar based on the novel of the same name by Jan Costin Wagner. Here's the synopsis of the flick:
The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case, and his younger colleague David struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes, Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty. Meanwhile, their daughter’s fate rips open old wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother, who is visited by an unexpected guest with an eerie connection to her daughter. The unrelenting summer heat lies over the quaint family homes like a bell jar and behind closed doors, worlds begin to fall apart.
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The film stars some top European actors including Ulrich Thomsen, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass, and Burghart Klaussner. The Silence is set to open in theaters on March 8th, 2013.
What do you think of this new poster for The Silence? Is this enough to make you check out the film next month?
UPDATE: A trailer for the film was just released. You can check it out at Apple.com.
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