Silent River

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Stille Wasser


Status: Released

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Duration: 31 min.


Director / writer: Anca Miruna Lazarescu

Director of photography: Christian Stangassinger

Editor: Dan Olteanu

Production design: Cinzia Fossati, Dragos Epure

Sound: Thorsten Bolzé, Alexandru Dragomir

Co-producers: Cãtãlin Mitulescu, Florentina Onea

Production: Daniel Schmidt

Producer: DAvid Lindner Leporda, Daniel Schmidt


Actors: Cuzin Toma, Andi Vasluianu, Patricia Moga, Marius Ursu, Branko Tomovic

Production company: Filmallee GmbH

Co-production: Strada Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, HFF-München

Funding: FFF-Bayern, Centrul Naţional al Cinematografiei România, Freunde der HFF München

Production countries: Germany, Romania


Romania in the 1980ies. Gregor und Vali want to escape the communist regime over the Danube river. Their plan is to get to Yugoslavia and then further to Germany. The two men need each other, although they distrust one another at the same time.

While they approach the boarder, Gregor realizes that Vali did not stick to the agreement and has packed another person. First, Gregor refuses decisively to take the person along their risky intention. But as the events roll over, his own life is suddenly in the hands of the third person.