Silent City

Threes Anna Feature film - 2012 - 90 min.
Twelve plus
Violence

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Production Design Rosie Stapel

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A sojourn in Japan as part of a work placement at the Rietveld Academy inspired Threes Anna to write a story about a young Dutch woman who threatens to drown in the metropolis of Tokyo. Published in 2006 as the novel De stille stad, and now adapted for the screen by Anna herself. Rosa quit her job at a seafood restaurant to apprentice herself to a Japanese fish master. But finding her niche in Japan turns out to be hard. The communication is awkward, misunderstandings are rife and Rosa spends her days in een grimy scullery where pupils learn how to clean fish. Although a secondary job in Tokyo’s nightlife shows her another side of Japan, incomprehension and loneliness get the better of her. Images of the chaotic city and visions of fish merge, while Rosa desperately tries to make contact.

Credits

Director(s) Threes Anna
Script Threes Anna
Production Company
KeyFilm
Samsa Film
Skyline Entertainment
Co-producer(s)
Jani Thiltges
Jan Theys
Eric Wirix
José van Doorn
Director of Photography
David Williamson
Production Design
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Website
Production Country
Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium