Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Silence - DVD Release

The Silence, based on Jan Costin Wagner's book Silence, was released on DVD yesterday in the UK. I am very intrigued to watch this to compare it to the book. The action has been switched to Germany from Finland and from the reviews the crime that opens the book is shown in a more explicit manner.

Euro Crime reviews of the book are here (me) and here (Mark).

Official blurb: 2 missing girls. Same place. Same time. 23 years apart. History repeats itself in this knife-edged thriller, which has been described as the natural successor to The Killing.

An ageing detective comes out of retirement in the hope of solving a missing girl case, which is believed to be connected to an unsolved mystery that happened 23 years ago. Over the long hot summer days, tensions start to reach breaking point as our troubled detective closes in on the deeply methodical serial killer.

A striking debut, The Silence follows on from European crime thrillers such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Wallander as it delves into the psyche of detectives and criminals to deliver a chilling story of murder and betrayal.


Sarah said...

I wanted to see this film in the cinema but it wasn't being shown anywhere near me. I think I will buy the DVD so thanks for letting us know about its release.

Maxine Clarke said...

Thanks for the info. I'll look out for it. Having read the three so far translated in this series, I can see why they went for this one (#2) as a film as it has the most action/plot. The other two are more introspective novels and so may not transpose as well to the screen.

NancyO said...

Thanks for the post. I'm adding it to the Euro dvd wishlist.