Release dateMay 18, 1979 (1979-05-18) WriterMarthe Blackburn, Anne Claire Poirier Initial releaseSeptember 14, 1979 (Canada) ScreenplayAnne Claire Poirier, Marthe Blackburn CastGermain Houde (Le violeur), Micheline Lanctot (La monteuse), Monique Miller (La realisatrice), Louise Portal (La comedienne), Julie Morand (La secretaire) Similar moviesAnne 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.
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.