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A Scream from Silence

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Director  Anne Claire Poirier
Music director  Maurice Blackburn
Country  Canada
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  French
A Scream from Silence movie poster
Release date  May 18, 1979 (1979-05-18)
Writer  Marthe Blackburn, Anne Claire Poirier
Initial release  September 14, 1979 (Canada)
Screenplay  Anne Claire Poirier, Marthe Blackburn
Cast  Germain Houde (Le violeur), Micheline Lanctot (La monteuse), Monique Miller (La realisatrice), Louise Portal (La comedienne), Julie Morand (La secretaire)
Similar movies  Anne Claire Poirier directed A Scream from Silence and Tu as crie: Let Me Go

A Scream from Silence (French: Mourir à tue-tête) is a 1979 Canadian drama film directed by Anne Claire Poirier. It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.


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A young nurse named Suzanne is kidnapped, assaulted and brutally raped in the back of a truck by a woman-hating stranger. The nurse's rape and the aftermath are part of a film which a director and her editor are working on. From time to time they pause the film to discuss their intentions and reactions to the film they are making. Mixed in with the story is documentary footage of the stories of other women who have been raped around the world.


  • Julie Vincent as Suzanne
  • Germain Houde as Le violeur
  • Paul Savoie as Philippe
  • Monique Miller as La réalisatrice
  • Micheline Lanctôt as La monteuse
  • Luce Guilbeault as Une cliente
  • Christiane Raymond as La disciple
  • Louise Portal as La comédienne
  • Muriel Dutil as L'epouse (as Murielle Dutil)
  • Julie Morand as La secrétaire
  • Pierre Gobeil as Le policier
  • Jean-Pierre Masson as Voice
  • Michèle Mercure as La soeur de Philippe
  • Léo Munger as Une violée
  • André Pagé as Le gynécologue
  • References

    A Scream from Silence Wikipedia
    A Scream from Silence IMDb A Scream from Silence

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